My reflections on meeting Jimmy Carter in Damascus

In October 2010, President Jimmy Carter visited Damascus…

Jerusalem: A victim of historical neglect and ignorance

Arab intelligentsia's response to a new campaign mirrors centuries-old…

Defending Aisha

The latest controversy over the book, The Jewel of Medina has…

To live not die for Palestine

I teach a seminar on "The world after 9-11" and like to start…

Tough, permanent, and immutable

Ali Bin Abi Taleb, the fourth Muslim Caliph, once said that there…

Unhappy are those who still need heroes

  I have always been interested in role models. Whenever…

Justice for King Farouk of Egypt

  With great interest I have been watching the TV series…

Damascus Needs More Lovers

There are 12 marriages per 1,000 citizens in Damascus. That is…

Follow the Heart

  One of my students at the University of Kalamoon recently…

Never give in...

  During the height of World War II, British Prime Minister…