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Columns and Articles by Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman

March 18, 2017

Sweden Does Have an Immigrant Problem.


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February 25, 2017

Crisis for the Muslim World


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February 11, 2017

Ideas That Make People Kill.


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January 28, 2017

The Arc of History


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January 21, 2017

World Law and Reciprocity


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January 07, 2017

Israel and Its Changing Neighborhood


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December 17, 2016

Populism?s Unanticipated Consequences: Dictatorship


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December 10, 2016

How Our "Nation of Immigrants" Works.


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December 03, 2016

America?s History of Isolationism or Engagement.


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November 26, 2016

Celebrating Native American Food


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November 05, 2016

E Pluribus Unum?


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October 15, 2016

Israel?s Changing Neighborhood


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September 22, 2016

Is There Global Rule of Law?


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September 17, 2016

Why Is Georgetown University Rewriting History?


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September 10, 2016

The Fuss over Headscarves


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August 20, 2016

Culture Matters: International (Part 2 of 2)


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August 06, 2016

Russia's Long Romance with Lying and Deception


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July 23, 2016

Iraq War Revisited with Critical Thinking


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May 24, 2016

Book Review on Communism's Founding Tyrants


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May 21, 2016

Saudi Arabia: Our Troubled and Troublesome Ally (Part 2 of 2)


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May 14, 2016

Saudi Arabia: Our Troubled and Troublesome Ally (Part 1 of 2)


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April 30, 2016

1400 Years of Inbreeding


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April 23, 2016

Four Middle East Water Systems Shape History


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March 19, 2016

Political Parties Are Not Permanent.


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February 27, 2016

Was the Past Really Better?


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February 20, 2016

Do You Really Want a Revolution?


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February 13, 2016

How Our Presidents Promote Tolerance


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January 30, 2016

The Long Decline of Christians in the Muslim World.


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January 23, 2016

Europe's Good Intentions Hit the Wall of Reality.


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January 16, 2016

Poll Finds Christian-Muslim Divide on Religious Freedom.


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December 12, 2015

Militant Islam has a Woman Problem.


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October 10, 2015

The World Has A Strange Fixation on Sex.


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September 12, 2015

Religious fanaticism still defies the Secular State.


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September 05, 2015

Tradition!


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August 22, 2015

Tradition!


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August 01, 2015

What if the 30-Year Religious Wars Prediction Is Wrong?


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July 25, 2015

Let's Take a Long View of the Iran Deal.


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July 18, 2015

Putin Has His Own Private Assassins


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July 04, 2015

Human Rights Widen In the West, Vanish Elsewhere.


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June 27, 2015

History Reveals Presidential Close Calls!


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June 20, 2015

Defunding Israel but Blind to Islamophobia Ripoffs?


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May 09, 2015

Europe?s Newest Invasion needs Tough Love.


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May 02, 2015

The Nation-State Idea is Not Cast in Stone.


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April 04, 2015

What's New: Destroying One's Own Religious Treasures


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November 15, 2014

We Must Put the "Crises of the Moment" in Context.


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November 08, 2014

Debates About "Intrinsic Islam"


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October 25, 2014

Does This War Have an End Game?


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September 27, 2014

Will Islam Address Its Internal Crisis?


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September 20, 2014

This Is No Longer Your Grandfathers' Army.


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September 13, 2014

Conflicting Views of the President's Foreign Policy


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September 06, 2014

Ebola Is Just The Tip of an Iceberg.


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August 23, 2014

Caliphates and Tooth Fairies Are Cousins.


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August 16, 2014

Proxy Wars Have Unanticipated Consequences


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August 02, 2014

Can Wars Be Proportional?


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July 26, 2014

Prejudice: Is it Culture or Race?


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July 19, 2014

Are ISIS and ISIL Based on Religion or Ideology?


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July 12, 2014

Alliances Have No Longevity in the Middle East.


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July 05, 2014

The Borders in the Middle East are Changing.


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June 28, 2014

Does Iraq Have a Future?


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June 21, 2014

US Foreign Policy: Does History Repeat Itself? (Part 2 of 2)


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June 14, 2014

An Iranian in Exile Takes On a British MP.


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June 07, 2014

US Foreign Policy: What Are Our Goals and Priorities? (Part 1 of 2)


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May 17, 2014

What is Boko Haram and Why Should We Care?


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May 03, 2014

What the Map Can Tell You.


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April 26, 2014

Why Are We the World’s Policemen?


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March 22, 2014

Putin’s Ideological Fantasy of Russian “Spirituality.”


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March 08, 2014

The Russian Bear Still Has Teeth Laina Farhat-Holzman


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December 14, 2013

Alarms Bells Are Going Off As Al Qaeda Networks Spread.


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December 07, 2013

Can We Legislate Against Sin?


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November 30, 2013

The Politically Correct Only Recognize “Selective Slavery.”


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November 26, 2013

Why Some Women Love Violence.


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November 02, 2013

The “World Community” Has Double Standards.


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October 26, 2013

We Have Always Had Turncoats.


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October 19, 2013

Democracy Has Strings Attached.


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September 21, 2013

Is the US the World's Policeman?


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September 14, 2013

Moral Foreign Policy May Not Be Prudent Foreign Policy.


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July 06, 2013

Russia is an Enigma Wrapped in a Mystery


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June 29, 2013

How Do Religions Modernize?


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In Defense of Dead White Men


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June 22, 2013

Are We in an Everlasting War?


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June 15, 2013

The Chechens Are a Model of Dysfunction.


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April 06, 2013

An Important Iranian Visitor is Coming: The Cyrus Cylinder


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February 02, 2013

Algeria’s Bloody Siege Shows Al Qaeda Gone Global


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January 19, 2013

Sex Crimes Are Part of the War Against Women and Modernity.


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January 05, 2013

The Urban-Rural Conflict is Central to Today's Global Dysfunction.


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November 24, 2012

The Russians Are Looking Like Their Old Selves Again.


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September 15, 2012

When is Cultural Criticism “Racism?”


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August 11, 2012

Can There Be A World Without History? Militant Islamists Think So.


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August 04, 2012

Why Do We Give a Pass to Evil?


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June 16, 2012

Can We Rescue Our Democracy?


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June 02, 2012

Sometimes Inaction Against Bad Guys Has Dangerous Consequences.


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May 05, 2012

The European Uprisings of 1848 Reverberate in Today’s Arab Spring


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April 28, 2012

Fear and Loathing or Analysis and Perspective?


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March 29, 2012

There Are No Easy Answers for US Policy in Syria


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February 18, 2012

Time to Revisit the Abused “L” Word, “L” for “Liberal.”


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January 11, 2012

What Happens When People Suddenly Have Choices?


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December 24, 2011

Immigrants and refugees: Is There Room at the Inn?


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November 03, 2011

Global Violence Declines---Except in the Middle East--Part 2.


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October 22, 2011

Is Human Violence Really on the Wane? Part 1 of 2


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October 18, 2011

Community: Is Letting the Penniless Sick Die an Option?


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October 08, 2011

How Goes It With Marriage Around the World?(Part 1)


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September 24, 2011

U.N. “Anti-Racism” Conference Attacks “Islamophobia”


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September 17, 2011

How Did the Media Cover 9/11?


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September 10, 2011

Let Us Put the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 In Context.


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June 25, 2011

Is Turkey Still A Secular Muslim Model?


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May 28, 2011

Iran, Like Some Here, Also Believes In Apocalyptic Myths.


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April 23, 2011

American Foreign Policies Cannot Always Be Consistent.


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April 16, 2011

How Do We Deal With “Sticks and Stones?”


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March 12, 2011

Tyrants have a long history.


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February 12, 2011

How Goes Democracy Around the World?


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February 05, 2011

Can “Power to the People” Get Egyptians Democracy?


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January 22, 2011

Can National Cultures Really Change?


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January 08, 2011

What Is “American Exceptionalism?”


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December 31, 2010

What Is “American Exceptionalism?”


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December 10, 2010

What is National Security?


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November 13, 2010

Let’s Round Up The Usual Suspects


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October 29, 2010

Some People Have to Lie to Survive.


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October 23, 2010

Why Are We No Longer On The Same Page?


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October 15, 2010

Iran’s Islamic Justice Is a Message to the World


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October 09, 2010

“The Sky Is Falling” Is Alive and Well—Again.


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October 02, 2010

Take Another Look at Tony Blair—Who Maybe Got It Right.


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September 18, 2010

Did We Have Guns of August Again?


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September 11, 2010

Sticks and Stones Go Big Time.


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September 10, 2010

A Venetian Tradition Bites the Dust—a Woman Gondolier!


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September 04, 2010

Germany Has Had a Curious Century of Islamic Relations.


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August 07, 2010

When is IQ a Major Security Issue?


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July 24, 2010

Why Do Dead Ideas Continue to Haunt Us?


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July 17, 2010

Are We Going to Need More Immigrants?


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July 10, 2010

Does Enlightened Self-Interest Rule the World?


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July 03, 2010

What Are The Good Old Days?


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June 19, 2010

Europe has an Identity Crisis.


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June 12, 2010

Let’s Have Another Look at the “Humanitarian” Flotilla


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June 05, 2010

Some Bedfellows are Incomprehensible


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May 29, 2010

What is a Circassian and Why Should We Care?


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May 15, 2010

Can We Ever Force Peace on Combatants?


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May 08, 2010

Good Old “May Day” Comes Back From the Dead


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May 01, 2010

Annual Darwin Awards?


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April 20, 2010

What Can These Women Be Thinking?


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March 20, 2010

Whose Ally is Turkey Today?


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March 13, 2010

Greece is in the Grip of Denial.


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October 17, 2009

Can Too Much Freedom Destroy Democracy?


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October 05, 2009

Is There Any Hope for Afghanistan?


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July 18, 2009

The Iranian Revolution May Be In Phase Two


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January 10, 2009

Why is War Always “Disproportionate”?


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