Middle East & Israel

What Iranian Protesters Deserve from Us

We vastly underappreciate the power of America’s moral sanction.

Trusting Iran Compromises U.S. National Security

The Biden administration is offering Iran extraordinary incentives to continue its charade of compliance, enabling Iran to have greater means to support its terror proxies across the Middle East.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Justice Demands

Elan Journo explains the essential nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and what has fueled it for so long. What justice demands, he shows, is that we evaluate both adversaries according to a universal moral ideal: individual liberty.

America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The actual injustice is that America has sold out the region’s only free society, Israel—along with freedom-seeking people across the Middle East and among the Palestinian community—while empowering jihadist forces.

What Would a Palestinian State Actually Look Like?

The idea of national self-determination cannot be a license to subjugate. No individual, no group of individuals, no self-identified national community has the moral right to create a tyrannical regime.

Israel’s Chief Enemy Is Also Ours

Israel, the region’s only free society, faces a virulent movement fighting to eradicate individual freedom and to impose totalitarian rule in the name of Islam — the jihadist cause — and Iran is a leader of that cause.

U.S. Should Not Turn a Blind Eye Toward Egypt’s Statism

The Cairo regime is notorious for flouting individual rights, freedom of speech, and rule of law. If Trump takes those political ideals seriously, he should call out, rather than turn a blind eye to, Egypt’s persistent authoritarianism.

How To Defeat Islamic Totalitarianism

To deter jihadists and would-be recruits, it’s crucial to demonstrate that their totalitarian vision is unrealizable, that their cause is doomed.

A Historic Catastrophe: Obama vs Israel

Americans today who say that the only alternative to the Obama administration’s pretense of controlling Iran’s continued movement toward nuclear bombs is war ignore the fact that Israel bombed Saddam Hussein’s nuclear facilities, and Iraq did not declare war. To do so would have risked annihilation.