Mar 16, 2016
No. It's not ISIS or rampaging Shiite militias. It's the Mosul Dam, Iraq's largest, its possible collapse, perhaps leading to millions of deaths. Those in the know worry catastrophe could strike this spring, as snows melt and build an uncontrollable water pressure.
Feb 19, 2016
Short term, statesmen are needed to prevent disaster. Long term, Egyptians need to learn how to manage water more resourcefully.
Jan 14, 2016
In short, truly to protect the country from Islamists requires a major commitment of talent, resources, and time. But, properly handled, these offer a mechanism to separate enemy from friend among Muslims.
Dec 29, 2015
If catastrophe is to be avoided, the job to dismantle no-go zones must be executed with a swift determination based on a renewed sense of self-worth. Two universal principles should guide European governments: attaining a monopoly of force and applying the same code of law to all citizens.
Dec 14, 2015
Trump has raised a critical issue. Muslims present a large source of problems. How to deal with Muslim immigration in a responsible manner? Replace "Muslims entering the United States" in Trump's formulation with "Islamists entering the United States."
Dec 4, 2015
Whether or not Molenbeek, Rinkeby, and the Marseilles slums are no-go zones, then, depends on what aspect one chooses to emphasize , their accessibility to ordinary visitors at ordinary times or their inaccessibility to government officials in times of tension.
Nov 16, 2015
The murder of some 127 innocents in Paris by a jihadi gang on Friday has again shocked the French and led to another round of solidarity, soul searching, and anger. How much will this latest atrocity turn public opinion?
Oct 28, 2015
True, bouts of violence bring some gains to the Palestinians; in the United Nations, in faculty lounges, and on the streets of Western cities they win support against Israel. Each round ends, however, with the Palestinians in a worse place.