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US Tags ISIS Fighter 'Enemy Combatant,' Reviving Bush-Era Term

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia NBC News
Friday, September 15, 2017

Almost nothing is publicly known about the American ISIS fighter who is now in the custody of the U.S. military, but one fact has already made the case extraordinary: The Trump Administration has declared him an enemy combatant, according to a military spokesman.

Analysis and Commentary

Who Rules In The Digital Age?

by Larry Diamond, Abbas Milanivia Stanford Alumni
Friday, September 15, 2017

How do we balance the right to free speech on digital platforms with other important values—security, civility and privacy? How have authoritarian regimes in the Middle East responded to the Arab Spring, and what role is social media currently playing the region? In these two recent Stanford event recordings, faculty and academic experts explore these timely, complex topics.

In the News

How Is The War On Radical Islam Going?

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Israel National News
Friday, September 15, 2017

By focusing on the acts of violence after 9/11 we ignored the ideology that justifies, promotes, celebrates, and encourages violence.


Why Legal Avenues To Mideast Peace Are Misguided

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Over the summer, Trump administration officials Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner visited Israel and the Palestinian Authority to renew efforts to resolve the conflict over the West Bank—as the international community and the Israeli left refer to the land Israel seized in fending off Jordan’s attack in the Six Day War. 

Analysis and Commentary

Getting To No With Iran

by Jamil Jaffervia US News
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

How President Trump can forge a nuclear deal that actually works.

In the News

Can’t We Talk? No, We Can’t

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Canada Free Press
Sunday, September 10, 2017

There is a new film out by Pamela Geller, Can’t We Talk About This? Those were the last words spoken by Theo Van Gogh as he was being murdered at 9 in the morning on a main thoroughfare in Amsterdam. I urge you to watch and support this film.

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Imprisoned In Iran

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Princeton University
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Grad student convicted of espionage after archival research for Ph.D.


Thomas Henriksen: Taliban Attacks U.S. Afghan Base In Response To Leaflets

interview with Thomas H. Henriksenvia NPR
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Henriksen discusses the Taliban attacks on the US Afghan base.

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The 4M Way To Fight Violent Extremism

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Today Online
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob has been in the news lately for the slogan she has chosen for her Elected Presidency campaign: “Do good, do together.” Responding to public criticism of the technically ungrammatical phrasing, Madam Halimah explained that she chose the phrase as “it’s catchy, it’s easy to understand, easy for everyone to relate”.

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Let Us Now Praise Muslim Apostates

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia City Journal
Friday, September 1, 2017

Standing up to political correctness and facing death threats, the Muslim apostate writers Ibn Warraq and Ayaan Hirsi Ali have honored our increasingly endangered Western heritage of free thought, which includes the right—indeed, the obligation—to subject religious dogma to criticism and reason.