Middle East & North Africa

Filter By:




Research Team

Use comma-separated ID numbers for each author
Taylor Jones cartoon

“The Enemy Is Not Waiting”

by General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

America is engaged in a clash not only of arms but of ideas, according to a man who understands both kinds of combat.

Whitewashing the Jihadists

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The US government’s spin on Islamist violence—that the perpetrators aren’t Muslims—is both condescending and wrong.

Taylor Jones cartoon

Omens from the Seventh Century

by Edward N. Luttwak via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The early caliphate so idealized by Islamists was no golden age, but a time of instability and violence.

Reign of Terrorists

by Mark Moyarvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State might fail as a caliphate but succeed in promoting international terrorism.

Hesitating, and Lost

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Obama administration inherited a Pax Americana—a stable and largely peaceful global order—and then threw it away.

Taylor Jones cartoon

From Drones to Zeppelins

by Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Conventional forces will always be relevant, while dazzling new weaponry may quickly become obsolete.

Claude-Joseph Vernet / J. Paul Getty Museum

The Quiet Sea?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Calm may reign around the Mediterranean, but peace on these historic shores is far from inevitable.


Rational Security, Episode 3: The State of the Union is Boring

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, January 22, 2015

The new episode of Rational Security is out, featuring a general agreement to ignore the State of the Union and talk about the state of the United Arab Emirates instead.

Featured Commentary

Muslims And Islamists

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How do extremists relate to the population in which they live?


Untrue Truisms In The War On Terror

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, January 18, 2015

In the current tensions with the Islamic World, pundits bandy about received wisdom that in fact is often ignorance. Here are a few examples.