Majid Rafizadeh: History lessons from years under Islamism

Majid Rafizadeh: History lessons from years under Islamism

By Majid Rafizadeh In Iran, my generation, the first after Islamism came to power, is called the Burnt Generation (Persian: Nasl-e Sukhteh). Our generation earned this name for having to endure the brutality of the Islamist and theocratic regime from the time we were born, to adulthood. This brutality included the regime’s merciless efforts, such as mass executions, to establish […]

Ilan Berman: A Turkish-American divorce?

Ilan Berman: A Turkish-American divorce?

By Ilan Berman The United States “is an enemy country. It is a serious threat to our country’s existence, its unity, integrity, present and the future. It is carrying out an open attack, and an undeclared war…” Those aren’t the words of the radicals of the Islamic State, whose “caliphate” has been dismembered by America […]

Ilan Berman: What to watch for in Iran’s turmoil

Ilan Berman: What to watch for in Iran’s turmoil

By Ilan Berman Will Iran’s pro-democracy protests last? As the uprisings that have unexpectedly swept across the Islamic Republic approach their second full week, that’s the question on the mind of policymakers in Washington. In contrast to its counterparts in Europe, the Trump administration has forcefully backed Iran’s protesters and their political aspirations, and U.S. […]

Christine Douglass-Williams: Islamist-Leftist-Government alliance silences Free Speech

Christine Douglass-Williams: Islamist-Leftist-Government alliance silences Free Speech

By Christine Douglass-Williams For writing and warning about political Islam, I was terminated as a director at the federal government’s Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF), an agency usually at arms-length from the federal government. As I wrote at Jihad Watch: I have been terminated from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, four months after a threatening letter by […]

Ilan Berman: How to support the second “Persian Spring”

Ilan Berman: How to support the second “Persian Spring”

By Ilan Berman Could we see a new Iranian revolution in 2018? For nearly a week now, tens of thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in various cities throughout the Islamic Republic in the largest mass demonstrations of their kind in nearly a decade. In the process, they have raised the tantalizing possibility […]

Matthew RJ Brodsky: The Jerusalem fiction

Matthew RJ Brodsky: The Jerusalem fiction

By Matthew RJ Brodsky President Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv does more than fulfill a campaign promise. It corrects a historic imbalance in U.S. policy and removes accumulated scar tissue that has restricted the flow of new perspectives after a […]

Ilan Berman: Egypt’s population bomb

Ilan Berman: Egypt’s population bomb

By Ilan Berman It’s the most important Middle Eastern news story that no one is talking about. Earlier this Fall, Egypt’s state statistics agency, the Central Agency for Popular Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), formally released the findings of its 2016 national census. The results shed important new light on the challenges now confronting the government of president […]

Ilan Berman: US would be wise to prepare for EMP attacks on its cities

Ilan Berman: US would be wise to prepare for EMP attacks on its cities

By Ilan Berman Imagine that a hostile nation – say, North Korea – fires a nuclear-tipped missile at the United States. The missile detonates in the upper atmosphere above a major American city such as Los Angeles, releasing a cascade of charged electrons that damages and destroys all technology and electrical systems within line-of-sight of […]

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