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Columns and Articles by Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman

August 12, 2017

Is There Democracy in Iran's Future?


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July 22, 2017

Humor Can Bring Down a State


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June 24, 2017

True Believers, The World?s Nightmares


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May 27, 2017

Where Religious Tolerance is Scorned (Part 3 of 3)


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March 11, 2017

The Role of Language in Politics


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February 18, 2017

Vetting Immigrants and Refugees


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February 04, 2017

Islam: One Size Does Not Fit All!


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January 21, 2017

World Law and Reciprocity


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August 27, 2016

Libya as an American Foreign Policy Problem


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August 20, 2016

Culture Matters: International (Part 2 of 2)


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July 23, 2016

Iraq War Revisited with Critical Thinking


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July 09, 2016

Profiling the Muslim Community


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April 23, 2016

Four Middle East Water Systems Shape History


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February 27, 2016

Was the Past Really Better?


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December 12, 2015

Militant Islam has a Woman Problem.


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October 24, 2015

Afghan Problems


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October 03, 2015

Whose Fault is the Immigrant Crisis?


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September 26, 2015

Whose Fault is the Immigrant Crisis?


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August 29, 2015

Are Arabs Losing Interest in the Palestinians?


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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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May 02, 2015

The Nation-State Idea is Not Cast in Stone.


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April 25, 2015

When is "Economic Information" Espionage?


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April 04, 2015

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


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January 10, 2015

Terrorists: "Insult us and we kill you."


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December 06, 2014

Is Iran?s Islamic Revolution Melting?


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November 15, 2014

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


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July 12, 2014

Alliances Have No Longevity in the Middle East.


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June 14, 2014

An Iranian in Exile Takes On a British MP.


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March 01, 2014

The Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost in Pakistan.


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December 28, 2013

India and China Are Not in the Same League.


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November 23, 2013

Iran Has Reasons for a Deal.


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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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September 14, 2013

Moral Foreign Policy May Not Be Prudent Foreign Policy.


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August 06, 2013

The Muslim World Is Facing an Internal Crisis.


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July 30, 2013

Making Excuses for Jihadis.


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April 06, 2013

An Important Iranian Visitor is Coming: The Cyrus Cylinder


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March 30, 2013

The Latest Global Population Numbers Produce Surprises.


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November 10, 2012

The Real Benghazi Problem Is Not Being Addressed.


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September 29, 2012

Are Israel and the US Really Locking Horns Over Iran?


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August 11, 2012

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


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April 18, 2012

Why Do Shiite and Sunni Muslims Hate Each Other?


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January 21, 2012

Attacking the British Embassy is an Iranian Rite of Passage.


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December 24, 2011

Immigrants and refugees: Is There Room at the Inn?


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December 08, 2011

TV Humor and Soaps Are Potent Tools For Democracy.


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July 26, 2011

More Humans Can Read, But What Are They Reading?


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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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May 21, 2011

Europe Has Immigration Problems on Steroids!


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April 30, 2011

Beware of Robot Hummingbirds and Other Spying Creatures


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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 24, 2011

Iran Is Closer To Imploding


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February 19, 2011

Why Egypt and Not Iran?


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January 22, 2011

Can National Cultures Really Change?


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December 25, 2010

Being Nice Hasn’t Protected Sweden.


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November 19, 2010

Sometimes Important News Hides in the Back Pages.


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October 15, 2010

Iran’s Islamic Justice Is a Message to the World


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September 24, 2010

What “World Opinion” Are We Talking About?


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September 18, 2010

Did We Have Guns of August Again?


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September 10, 2010

Is There Any Hope for Afghanistan?


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September 04, 2010

Germany Has Had a Curious Century of Islamic Relations.


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June 19, 2010

Europe has an Identity Crisis.


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May 22, 2010

Why is Sex Such a Global Problem?


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March 27, 2010

Was There an Original Human Religion?


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February 27, 2010

Who Is “An Enemy of God?”


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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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