Analysis & Commentary

1st January 2003

Terrorism and Immigration

1st January 2003

The Kurdish Model

1st December 2002

Syria Sides With Terrorism

8th November 2002

Elections Results … in the Islamic World

The Islamic world is the only region of the world that has seen little or no advance in democracy and freedom over the past twenty years. In emerging Islamic democracies, freedom is threatened by radical Islamic groups that seek to impose strict Islamic rule. These groups have declared a...

1st November 2002

The Case for a Market-Based National Identity System

17th October 2002

The Terrorist Attack in Bali is Australia’s 9/11

The bombing in Bali targeted “corrupting Western influences” and aimed to disrupt Indonesia. It was the worst slaughter of Australians since World War II: 30 Australians confirmed dead, 180 missing and 113 injured. Given the size of Australia’s population, this is comparable to the loss...

1st October 2002

UN Resolution on Iraq

Saddam Hussein must be disarmed – that’s the main issue. As part of the ceasefire accord that suspended the Gulf War in 1991 Saddam Hussein agreed to give up his weapons of mass destruction (WMD). He agreed to Iraq’s “full, final, and complete disclosure” of WMD activities. Saddam...

30th September 2002

A Bloody Week of Terrorist Attacks in India and Pakistan

Islamist terrorists killed nearly forty people last week in India and Pakistan. Islamist terrorist attacks against democracy are not limited to America, Israel or the West. The Jihadists not only hate Christians and Jews, but also other Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists (recall the ancient...

19th September 2002

Iraq and the UN

Arguments for the invasion of Iraq.

5th October 2001

Tocqueville on American Character

Michael Ledeen

In 1831, Alexis De Tocqueville, a twenty-six-year-old French aristocrat, spent nine months travelling across the United States. From the East Coast to the frontier, from the Canadian border to New Orleans, Tocqueville observed the American people and the revolutionary country they’d created....

5th May 2000

Machiavelli on Modern Leadership

Michael Ledeen

Niccolo Machiavelli, one of the eminent minds of the Italian Renaissance, spent much of a long and active lifetime trying to determine and understand what exceptional qualities of human character—and what surrounding elements of fortune, luck, and timing—made great men great leaders...

2nd March 1999

Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum

Iran was the first country in the Middle East to develop an oil industry, and oil has been central to its tumultuous twentieth-century history. A finalist for the PEN/West Award, Blood and Oil tells the epic inside story of the battle for Iranian oil. A prominent member of one of Iran’s most...

27th August 1996

Car That Could

Unprecedented secrecy surrounded the early development of General Motors’s Impact. Shnayerson watched the story unfold from a position of access never granted a reporter before—literally from the inside of the pace-setting GM Impact program. This is the first book to penetrate the silence...

1st January 1996

Freedom Betrayed

Michael Ledeen

This is the Age of the Second Democratic Revolution. Inspired by the values of the American Revolution, supported and advanced by American military power and a remarkable generation of democratic leaders, the revolution has swept the world.

COINTELPRO Reconsidered

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: A “Game-Changing Technology”

Can We Drill Our Way to Energy Security?

ICJ Ruling on Israel’s Security Fence

Jonathan Snow examines the relevant international law with respect to Israel’s security fence and assesses the validity of the ICJ’s intervention.

ICJ Ruling on Israel's Security Fence



Countdown to Elections: High Stakes for Bangladesh

In January 2007, Bangladesh will undergo its most sensitive and crucial election in decades. Since the democratic process was restored in 1991, Bangladesh has experienced a peaceful, albeit chaotic transfer of power in three elections that should have anchored democratic practice. However,...

Saudis Spread Hate Speech in U.S.

A close reading of Saudi-funded textbooks and other publications reveals the presence of institutionalized hate speech


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