Towards a more central role in conflict management

Manuela Paraipan: Saudi Arabia adopted several counterterrorism measures to de-radicalize Jihadists. What can you tell me about these measures? Do they seem to be working?

Wisdom in Yemen

Local traditional societies around the developing world that are at the receiving end of Western powers’ might eventually become crazed,

Did Al-Qaeda ever matter as much as we think it did?

Al-Qaeda was never the threat some thought it was, and others wanted it to be. Al-Qaeda was never going to become mainstream, because other organizations, such as the Muslim Brotherhood,

The Twin Challenges of Terror and Israel

Carrying war to Muslim countries by means of air strikes -- kills civilians along with fighters -- is not the way to combat terror.

Use of Muslim militancy to defeat Arab nationalism a massive strategic error

Young Muslims are easy recruits for liberation groups such as al-Qaeda, the Taliban or Hamas

Al-Qaeda threat used once again to justify war

The old cliché that the first casualty of war is truth has never been so blatantly evident as we witness the making of further wars and conflict.

Foreign Policy: 2009’s Top Muslim Thinkers

The influential Foreign Policy magazine has issued a list of the "100 Top Global Thinkers," reserving ten places for Muslim professors, scholars, politicians, bankers and journalists.

10 Questions on Combating Violent Extremism

I gave the opening keynote talk to two fascinating conferences this week organized by State Department, which sought to take stock of what might be called the "hearts and minds"

Islamists want democracy

According to Marc Lynch in The National, moderate Islamist movements‘ attempts to participate in democratic processes throughout the Arab world have been stemmed by secular authoritarian regimes

Taliban Decline US Offer Of 6 Provinces for 8 Bases

The emboldened Taliban movement in Afghanistan turned down an American offer of power-sharing in exchange for accepting the presence of foreign troops, Afghan government sources confirmed.