Obama Lacks the Credibility to Sell Used Cars,Much Less Lead an “Anti-Terror” Coalition

Barack Obama is a man who desperately wishes that foreign-policy wasn’t part of the job description that comes with being President of the United States. After six years of trying to “pivot” away from the Middle East, Obama is discovering that just because one doesn’t have an interest in the Middle East, is no immunity […]

ISIS May Not Have Reached Canada,but the ISIS Mentality Has

The Middle-East is a depressing place. Today the Levant serves as a cautionary tale in how quickly societies can tear themselves to pieces when the only dominant ideologies are extremist ones. A lesson, apparently, which many Western societies seem to be losing sight of. Against the backdrop of the current conflict in Gaza, the past […]

While the Levant Burns,the Region’s Non-Arab Societies Get on With Life

During my university studies in Jordan, I had the good fortune of studying under some superb Iraqi professors. Iraqi engineers and scientists were acknowledged as being the very best in the Arab world, and Jordan offered a rare outlet for the talents of the heavily sanctioned Iraqi people. In the aftermath of the 2003 American […]

After Conquering Raqqa, ISIS Enters Mosul. Are the Obamanite Isolationists Happy Now?

In the summer of 2013, I was living out of a hotel room in the regime loyalist coastal town of Tartous, having fled the fighting in Homs and the subsequent battles in my hometown of Talkalakh. Even though while in Tartous I wasn’t taking much of a role in the revolution, I never stopped hoping […]