Terrorized Tunisia

TUNIS – The recent terror attack on Berlin’s Christmas market – which killed 12 and injured more than 50 – cast a pall over this year’s holiday celebrations across Europe. Viewed from Tunis, where I happened to be during the fallout, the attack has also had a major, albeit different, […]

Too Strong to Lose, Too Weak to Win

Middle East expert Patrick Cockburn dissects the “age of disintegration” that gave us Brexit and Donald Trump. PATRICK COCKBURN JUL. 2, 2016  Margus Johanson/Thinkstock This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. We live in an age of disintegration. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Greater Middle East and […]

How war drives terrorism

  Editors’ Note: Terrorist groups don’t emerge out of nowhere, and wars are perhaps the richest soil for seeding and growing violent groups of all stripes, writes Dan Byman. This post originally appeared in the Washington Post. Study after study has found no common profile of a terrorist. It is […]

How to face new waves of terrorism

Jun 19,2016 -JORDAN TIMES – Amer Al Sabaileh Every day, the new tactics of Daesh prove more efficient in achieving two major goals — conducting terrorist attacks and piling pressure on the security apparatuses of many countries. Since the declaration of “the caliphate”, security challenges around the world have taken on […]

How much more extremist?

May 28,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – EDITORIAL Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to appoint ultra hardliner Avigdor Lieberman as defence minister is alarming and provocative in the extreme. Lieberman was added to the Netanyahu Cabinet after the resignation of defence minister Moshe Yaalon who accused Netanyahu of recruiting extremists […]

Book review: The Mirage

The Mirage by Jamal Sanad Dr. Al-Suwaidi The Mirage is an expression of His Excellency Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi’s perspective that the struggle in which many Arab and Muslim countries are currently engaged against extremist groups and organizations is not limited to the realm of military and security operations; it […]