Obama Administration Should Stand Against Cuban Repression

Valiant Cuban dissident and democracy activist Jorge Luis Garcia Perez (Antunez) delivered a message of solidarity from the island to The Heritage Foundation in May. On June 7, Antunez testified to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee via video conference from Cuba. On both occasions, he urged real solidarity with those struggling for authentic liberty on […]

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Iranians ♥ America, But …

by Daniel Pipes June 14, 2012 Cross-posted from National Review Online Not for the first time, a journalist proves an adept reporter but lousy analyst. Nicholas D. Kristof of the New York Times today recounts in “Hugs from Iran” some of his experiences during a recent road trip in Iran. Excerpts: My 1,700-mile road trip […]

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Egypt’s Slow-Motion Coup

Egypt’s rocky transition to democracy has been further complicated by a judicial ruling today that dissolved parliament and sets the stage for renewed public protests and intensifying political struggle. A presidential runoff election is scheduled to begin Saturday, but the next president is likely to inherit a country with few effective institutions outside of the […]

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Further Thoughts on Not Intervening in Syria

by Daniel Pipes June 13, 2012 My article today, “Stay out of the Syrian Morass,” has evinced a number of comments. Some responses: Jonathan Tobin wrote a refutation at the Commentary weblog, “Contentions.” The key paragraph reads: Assad’s survival will mean not just more Syrian slaughter but will be a huge victory for his Iranian […]

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Tunisian Riots Follow al-Qaeda Chief Zawahiri’s Exhortation to Muslims to ‘Rise Up’

(CNSNews.com) – Riots in Tunisia on Monday and Tuesday were attributed to “un-Islamic” art exhibits, but also came just a day after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahari  sent a message urging Tunisian Muslims to “rise up” in defense of Islamic law (shari’a). The terrorist leader accused the Islamist party that heads Tunisia’s post-revolutionary government, Ennahda (Renaissance), […]

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