Syria, Iraq, and false conclusions between them

Column I wrote that was published in the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s largest English-language newspaper: The consensus last week seemed to be that democracy prevailed in the West because the will of the people was carried successfully. It goes something like this: against a grain of rogue politicians with their own agendas, a war-weary public in … More Syria, Iraq, and false conclusions between them

Revenge murders highlight failure of justice in Ciudad Juarez

Ciudad Juarez had a troubled past even before the wave of drug-related killings that engulfed the border metropolis from 2008 to 2011. In the 90’s it gained notoriety for the unsolved murders of hundreds of women — mainly destitute migrants struggling to make ends meet — who were tormented in some of the most graphic … More Revenge murders highlight failure of justice in Ciudad Juarez

Setting the record straight on Syria’s Bashar al-Assad

This is a column I put together last month, shortly before the chemical attack outside of Damascus: Fear of Al-Qaeda is winning the government hearts and minds, but the battle for the Levant is not what it is being portrayed as While the world was enamored with the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt … More Setting the record straight on Syria’s Bashar al-Assad