If a grenade is thrown at American forces that resulted in a fatality, is it an act of terror or an act of war? If…View More Guantanamo’s Child: How Accountable is Omar Khadr?
Breaking with his predecessor’s hyperactivity and inaugurating a ‘normal presidency’ was one of the central campaign pledges of French Socialist Presidential candidate Francois Hollande. And…View More A Tale of Two Presidents and Two Interventions
The total number of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) causalities caused this year by so called “insider” or “green on blue” attacks reached 52 this…View More Green on Blue
This past Thursday, Sept 27, 2012, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United Nations General Assembly that Iran will have amassed enough enriched…View More Netanyahu Draws a Red Line at the UN
It is a rare moment when a major world leader uses a squeaky red marker and a cartoon bomb to illustrate his point about international…View More Reading Between the Red Lines
“If a small, obscure, tasteless film is solely responsible for the anti-American sentiment in the Middle East, then American foreign policy is at the mercy…View More Protests, Prophets and the Perennial Clash of Values
The Persian Gulf seems an unlikely place for a clean energy revolution. Yet in 2009, Abu Dhabi, an emirate notorious for profligate energy use, beat…View More From Black to Green: Abu Dhabi and Renewable Energy
In the 18 months of the Syrian uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, approximately 20,000 people have been killed and around 1.2 million people displaced. Perhaps…View More The Unclear Role of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Syria