Analysis & Commentary


Iran’s Threat to the Strait of Hormuz: A Realist Assessment

While the Islamic Republic has made provocative statements about blocking the vital waterway either in order to increase its leverage in negotiations over the regime’s nuclear ambitions or in retaliation over any military action against its nuclear facilities, a careful examination of the...

The Man Who Fights Iran

WASHINGTON – While Iran takes pleasure in seeing the US and the world focusing on recent developments in the Arab world, one man ensures that the Iranian nuclear threat remain on the agenda. His name is Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies...

What Happens to Global Jihad After Osama bin Laden’s Death?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, expert in terrorist radicalization, said to TOI, “al-Qaida would certainly like to retaliate for this; the key question is how potent their capabilities to do so are. It’s worth noting that never before has the group successfully carried out an immediate retaliatory...

Iraq - Completing the Mission

As former CIA officer Reuel Marc Gerecht noted in The Weekly Standard, the 2010 election was “freer and more competitive than any election” ever held in the Muslim Middle East.

Geert Wilders’ problem with Islam

As an editor at the National Post, I often rely on three letters to protect my columnists from human-rights tribunals: I-S-M — these being the difference between spelling Islam and Islamism.

The former is a religion — like Christianity or Judaism. The latter is an ideology, which seeks to...

The Spine



The New Criterion has for years been edited by Hilton Kramer, who the hip folk think is a crank. Well, why shouldn’t he be cranky? Is the state of our culture so rich and deep that serious editors, writers and thinkers generally should be, well, complacent and cheery? It, of course, is...

The Alan Colmes Project

The arrest of Faisal Shahzad.

A Long Goodbye to Democracy



For students of the Cuban Revolution, it was an ill omen to hear Hugo Chávez in the final weeks of Venezuela’s presidential campaign proclaiming that “there is no longer room in Venezuela for any project other than the Bolivarian Revolution.” Sure enough, just one month after his...

The Vic Porcelli Show



Saddam’s execution

Hizbullah on The Homefront

Last week Lebanese commentator Tony Badran published an article on the Now Lebanon Web site discussing the Iranian way of war. In “The shape of things to come,” he discussed the significance of the breakup of a Hizbullah cell in Kuwait and the deportation of Hizbullah agents from Bahrain....

The Right Hook with George Right



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The Dialogue of Religion

Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New imperative for US Foreign Policy.

The Davis Rankin Show



The Iraq Study Group report

No Israeli Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Jonathan Schanzer, a former US government official specializing in terrorist financing, provides the details and links to the relevant US government documents in a post at the Weekly Standard blog [2]. Schanzer quotes US Treasury documents that report that the Union of Good “compensated...

New English Review Radio

The pro-Hamas flotilla.

Paula Zahn Now



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Breakfast Club Radio

The Gaza flotilla.

Fort Wayne’s Morning News with Charly Butcher

Strategy for Afghanistan.

Scott Allen Miller Show



Rumsfeld and Gates, U.S. foreign policy

Claudia Rosett Says It As It Is



The admirable Claudia Rosett, who ought to have had the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism last year but for some reason didn’t (something to do with her subject, the oil-for-food scam and other horrors at the UN) has her own blog. And it is full of goodies, as you would expect.

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