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Picturing the “Enemy”

My friend Karim Ben Khelifa, an award-winning photographic journalist who I met over a decade ago, has produced an extraordinary film (“The …


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Trump’s Muslim Bashing

The Atlantic (June 16) has a powerful piece by Uri Friedman on Donald Trump’s rampant Muslim bashing with responses by six Muslim …


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Reforming Saudi Arabia?

Mystique of Monarchy Post-War Watch – April 19, 2016 https://postwarwatch.com/2016/04/19/mystique-of-monarchy/ MADAWI AL-RASHEED — Limited social and political reforms in Saudi Arabia only …


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On Drones

Al-Jazeera has recently published an article on an American serviceman who helped design the drone program in Afghanistan. The article is online …


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Armageddon after Ankara

The Ankara bombing: Presaging the end of the Turkish Republic? What we have witnessed in the last two years, culminating in the …


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Voltaire on Tolerance

The author of Candide knew that this was not the best of all possible worlds. But Voltaire has sound advice about the …


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Commentary Hell

We moderns devour news as if it were a staple food. Gone are the days when one sat down for coffee in …


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The Bridge over Islamophobia

John Esposito at the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service has just provided a unique website …


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