Hussein Ibish is a columnist at NOW and The National (UAE). He is also a senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine.
May 6, 2015
The US and the Gulf appear to be serious about resetting their relationship in a more positive manner. But both sides will have to make adjustments if their relations are to emerge unscathed.
May 1, 2015
King Salman’s dramatic shake-up of the Saudi cabinet ensures that his branch of the royal family controls the Kingdom into the foreseeable future. But the move is risky as there is now no one to share the blame if things go badly.
April 22, 2015
The Saudi announcement that Operation Decisive Storm is over should be welcome news: it suggests that the Arab coalition is aware of the dangers of a quagmire and implies a renewed potential for a political solution to the Yemeni conflict.
April 16, 2015
The world has to act quickly to preserve the possibility of a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. The most necessary measures are a boycott of Israeli settlement products, and a prohibition against funding further illegal settlements.
April 9, 2015
ISIS’s taking control of the Yarmouk refugee camp has left thousands of Palestinians trapped between monstrous terrorists and a monstrous dictatorship. The international community is shamefully standing by while an unconscionable tragedy unfolds.
March 25, 2015
By rejecting the idea of Palestinian statehood, Netanyahu is forcing the US to show that its commitment to two states is a genuine policy that is not contingent on Israel's caprices. To do so, it must send the message in deeds, not words.
March 18, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu's victory in Israel's recent election, especially given his platform and the persona he cultivated, bodes ill for Israel's relationships with Palestinians and the US, and seems to be a disaster for the prospects for peace.
March 11, 2015
The unfolding battle for Tikrit will demonstrate much about the relative strengths of Iraqi and ISIS forces, the potential for a Sunni-Shiite alliance, and the roles of external forces such as the US and Iran.
February 26, 2015
Recent controversies have revived a pointless debate from the Bush era. It should be easy enough to understand that groups like ISIS are composed of Muslim fanatics, but that they are not representative of the mainstream either now or historically.
January 28, 2015
To combat hate speech while maintaining freedom of conscience and speech, it's essential to have a definition of Islamophobia that protects people from calumny but embraces the widest range of speech as respectable contributions to our collective conversation.
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