From Sarajevo to Aleppo

Roger Cohen – The New York Times Sarajevo and Aleppo, two cities once part of the Ottoman Empire, two cities whose diverse populations have included Muslims and Christians and Jews, two cities rich in culture that have been besieged and… Continue Reading

Arsonists and the Firefighters’

By SCOTT SHANE – Zero Hedge Critics see Saudi Arabia’s export of a rigid strain of Islam as contributing to terrorism, but the kingdom’s influence depends greatly on local conditions WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don’t agree on… Continue Reading

Turkey’s Great Purge

Mustafa Akyol * – The New York Times ISTANBUL — More than a month has passed since the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey. Most people here are glad we averted a major attack on our democracy, which could have… Continue Reading