The Real Threat of American Extremism

August 13, 2015

Fundamentalist Christianity is a danger to both the global image and the future development of America. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks in January, the world stage has been rife with discussion about the dangers of Islamist extremism. That fateful word, “extremism,” has always carried...

Egypt: Looking Forward

September 03, 2013

In seeking to understand Egypt's unrest, it may be helpful to reach back into US history. My friend network wrote a comment about my last article on Egypt quoting de Tocqueville, stating that political Islam was incompatible with democracy. A more accurate description might be that...

Beyond Al-Qaeda, the Real Yemen

August 27, 2013

Not all of Yemen’s challenges have to do with al-Qaeda and terrorism. This month’s unidentified threat that led to the closure of the United States embassy and several US drone strikes around Yemen, has once again shone an international spotlight on the country.  Simply put, as a...