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Trump and the Extremist Spring

May 22, 2016 // Al-Khaleej - - Arabic

Perhaps Trump benefited from the anti-Islamic atmosphere in many countries in the world, as he speaks frankly about Muslim extremism. We have seen many such campaigns during the past few weeks between supporters and opponents of this position. However, Trump and his agitating rhetoric have not taken into account [Read more]

Other Ways to Confront Terrorism

January 4, 2016 // Clarín - Argentina - Spanish

In an article that I published in Clarín on Nov. 22, 2001, I suggested that the “war against terror” launched by George W. Bush against al-Qaida after the attacks of Sept. 11 would run the risk of erasing “the distinction between war and peace.” If the war against terrorism is limited in time and space, I [Read more]

Bush 41 Condemns His Son’s Administration

November 25, 2015 // Al Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

The U.S. Congress passed a resolution to install a marble bust of Dick Cheney inside the Capitol. I read that the unveiling ceremony will be on Dec. 3, 2015. Cheney was the secretary of defense in the George [H.W.] Bush administration and became vice president under Bush's son. Cheney established his own empire that [Read more]

Trampling on Values

November 21, 2015 // der Freitag - Germany - German

There's a problem with declarations of war like the one President Hollande just uttered. The cost of merciless retaliation quickly ends up on the bill paid for by democracy and the rule of law.
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