Iran’s leaders try to reignite the cultish reverence for a bloody despot.
The anticipation was palpable…what would he say? What would it do? Is this what we’ve been waiting for? Experts surmised, pundits pontificated while the population pondered: whither change?
For some, there was immediate disillusionment. Others, compelled by loyalty to the “brand,” made excuses for lackluster delivery. Who could blame them? When hopes set [...]
TEL AVIV — The Israeli military is completing a rebuttal to a United Nations report accusing it of grave violations of international and humanitarian law in its Gaza invasion a year ago. Its central aim is to dispel the report’s harsh conclusion — that the death of noncombatants and destruction of civilian infrastructure were part […]
SAN’A, Yemen—In nearly a decade of rebuilding its terror network here, al Qaeda has put down deep roots, a move that is now complicating U.S.-backed efforts to battle the group. Unlike other chapters of the global terror network, Yemen’s Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is a largely homegrown movement, with carefully cultivated ties to […]
Who is the most important European alive today? I nominate the Dutch politician Geert Wilders. I do so because he is best placed to deal with the Islamic challenge facing the continent. He has the potential to emerge as a world-historical figure. That Islamic challenge consists of two components: on the one hand, an indigenous […]
Nearly seven in 10 Afghans support the presence of U.S. forces in their country, and 61 percent favor the military buildup of 37,000 U.S. and NATO reinforcements now deploying, according to a poll released Monday. Support for U.S. and NATO forces, however, drops sharply in the south and east where the fighting is the most […]