1555, Section: Opinion
Published on 18 September 2014 by muftah.org Phil Dorroll in Opinion
In the West, many often assume Islam has a naturally close relationship with violence and coercion. This assumption is part of how Christianity and Islam are often compared in Western societies.
Published on 18 September 2014 by middleeasteye.net Ramzy Baroud in Opinion
A few months ago, not many Americans, in fact Europeans as well, knew that a Yazidi sect in fact existed in northwest Iraq.
Published on 18 September 2014 by al-monitor.com Maysaa Shuja Al-Deen in Opinion
Since Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference (NDC) was completed in January, the military conflicts have become even more acute—most prominently the battle in the north Yemeni city of Amran.
Published on 16 September 2014 by washingtonpost.com Ramzy Mardini in Opinion
The United States has a tradition of misinterpreting the Middle East. President George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003 with misplaced certainty, misconstrued assumptions, and poor foresight.
Published on 16 September 2014 by al-monitor.com Mustafa Akyol in Opinion
Since 9/11, one of the most frequently asked questions in the West has been, “Why don't moderate Muslims speak out against extremists?"
Published on 11 September 2014 by middleeasteye.net Ramzy Baroud in Opinion
Aside from being a major military setback, Israel’s war on Gaza has also disoriented the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like never before. Since the announcement of a ceasefire on August 26, his statements appear erratic and particularly uncertain, an expected outcome of the Gaza war.
Published on 11 September 2014 by middleeastcorner.org Nabeel Khoury in Opinion
Seemingly unrelated to the turmoil further north in the Levant, a quiet war has been going on in Yemen since the conclusion last January of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), orchestrated by UN special envoy, Jamal Benomar.
Published on 9 September 2014 by middleeasteye.net Sharif Nashashibi in Opinion
All the talk these days is about how the Islamic State (IS) is redrawing the map of the Middle East.
Published on 4 September 2014 by Anna Newby / muftah.org in Opinion
On August 13, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia donated $100 million to the fledgling United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT), an entity that King Abdullah first proposed in 2005 and formally inaugurated in 2011 with a $10 million contribution.
Published on 4 September 2014 by Daniel E. Agbiboa / aljazeera.com / First published Aug. 31 in Opinion
September 2014 marks five months since Boko Haram, a militant armed group in northern Nigeria, abducted over two hundred schoolgirls from Chibok, in Borno State. The Chibok girls, kidnapped on April 14, have not been rescued yet. This is despite efforts by the US, the UK, France, China, and Israel to support Nigeria's efforts to turn the tide of the insurgency and rescue the Chibok girls being held hostage in the forest of Sambisa.