Analysis & Commentary

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

Firefighters’ Developing Role in Counterterrorism

Assessing the War: Round Two

This article originally appeared in the Weekly Standard.


Intelligence Briefing #001: Marriot Hotel Bombing in Islamabad


Guantánamo Bay and the ICRC

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Iraq: The Failure of Containment and the Strategic Necessity of War

Far from being a war of choice or a strategic distraction, military action against Iraq was an American and international strategic imperative.  The U.S., in particular, could not fight the war against terrorism while allowing Saddam Hussein’s regime

The Geneva Convention is Not a Suicide Pact

In all the legal punditry and high moral posturing that has passed for analysis since Taliban and al-Qaida detainees arrived at Camp X-Ray in Guant

Profile of an Ideologue, Abu Yahya al-Libi


Perspectives on General David Petraeus

The Senate confirmed General David Petraeus as commander of Multi-National Forces - Iraq on January 26, 2007 by a unanimous vote. Senators from both sides of the aisle praised Petraeus’s military service and intellect. A West Point graduate and career military officer, he previously...


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