Essays

The ISIS War Crime Iraqi Turkmen Won’t Talk About

The ISIS War Crime Iraqi Turkmen Won’t Talk About

Media attention of the crimes of ISIS have focused on attacks against Iraq’s Yazidi minority group. But another minority group, the Turkmen, also suffered terrible violence, and only now, slowly, is the embattled community piecing together its own story.

Jailing Jihadists in the West

Jailing Jihadists in the West

Western prison systems still struggle to incarcerate notorious jihadists or ideologues. One major case was that of Abu Qatada, dubbed “Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man.”

The Tyranny Lingers On

The Tyranny Lingers On

These scarred and broken societies, ruled or controlled by merciless men, will remain in constant ferment for the foreseeable future.

Hisham Melhem
Maronite Christians and the Third Way

Maronite Christians and the Third Way

Finding freedom, Maronites promptly feuded with each other — victims of neither empire nor Islam, but of themselves. For centuries, chieftains fought chieftains and factions fought factions.

Anthony Elghossain
Turkey’s Chase for the ‘Red Apple’

Turkey’s Chase for the ‘Red Apple’

The Red Apple is a symbol of a vision and quest for modern Turkey — to wield influence and hegemony that extends well beyond its borders into Muslim-majority lands that were formerly ruled by the Ottomans in the Balkans, Middle East, and the Caucasus.

Stuart Williams
Wading through the Mumbai Blues

Wading through the Mumbai Blues

In the three weeks of strict lockdown that ended up being extended to three months, millions of Mumbai residents watched the bare bones of the mega city being revealed.

Taran Khan
Qassem Soleimani: The Vincible General

Qassem Soleimani: The Vincible General

Despite the differences between Saddam and Soleimani, the commonalities were striking. Both men had caused enormous suffering. Both were defiant, and simply too large to die. Yet both were shown to be vincible.

Rasha Al Aqeedi