Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and founder of the AHA Foundation. She served as a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006.
She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. As a young child, she was subjected to female genital mutilation. As she grew up...
The spark seemed so small. But the Arab autocrats had spent decades heaping up the fuel. By Fouad Ajami.
Maybe democracy never had a chance in the Iranian presidential elections, but the people of Iran still do. By Abbas Milani.
The Islamic Revolution first raised up, then cast down, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri. Homage to an uncorrupted man. By Abbas Milani.
The new defense chief in Tehran is wanted by Interpol. He’s hardly the only criminal working there. By Christopher Hitchens.
Pakistan is fighting for its life. The nation needs to figure out what it is and what it stands for. By Tunku Varadarajan.
The leader of Iran wants to “wipe Israel off the map.” Was he misquoted? Not by a long shot. By Joshua Teitelbaum.
Millions like Faisal Shahzad are unsettled by a modern world they can neither master nor reject.
Obama is turning away from the emancipation of the Muslim world, offering no change its people can believe in. By Fouad Ajami.
Now that September 11 charges have finally been filed, it’s make-or-break time for the military tribunals. By Benjamin Wittes.
Hezbollah is Iran’s tool in exporting revolution. But a lot of the power brokers in Tehran don’t want to risk their $70 billion a year in oil loot on a group of crazies in southern Lebanon. By Abbas Milani.
The recent Iraqi elections weren’t perfect, but they didn’t have to be. Democracy is emerging—and for now, that’s enough. By Fouad Ajami.
Two men bear direct responsibility for the mayhem engulfing Iraq: Barack Obama and Nouri al-Maliki.
The land where stability vies ceaselessly with stagnation. By Joshua Teitelbaum.
Now that the U.S. freedom agenda has quietly been shelved, Arab lands can only reflect on what might have been. By Fouad Ajami.