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Columns and Articles by Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman

October 14, 2017

Understanding Dangerous Weak Countries


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October 07, 2017

The Eternal Russia


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July 22, 2017

Humor Can Bring Down a State


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July 15, 2017

What do you know about Montenegro?


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July 08, 2017

Liberal or Illiberal Democracies, What Are They?


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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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May 20, 2017

Limits to Tolerance (Part 2 of 3)


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May 13, 2017

Religious Tolerance in World History


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Religious Tolerance in World History


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May 06, 2017

America?s Long Religious Heritage


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March 25, 2017

The Trouble With Today?s "Cassandras."


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February 25, 2017

Crisis for the Muslim World


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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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December 31, 2016

Who Are Americans? Multiethnic or Multicultural?


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December 24, 2016

Tradition!


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November 19, 2016

Culture Matters Part 2


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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 10, 2016

The Fuss over Headscarves


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August 27, 2016

Libya as an American Foreign Policy Problem


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July 16, 2016

Beliefs that Kill


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June 18, 2016

Religion, Sexuality, and Homosexuality


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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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May 07, 2016

What Use Are Good Manners?


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March 05, 2016

With Women Like These?..


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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 16, 2016

Poll Finds Christian-Muslim Divide on Religious Freedom.


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December 26, 2015

The History of How Religions Change.


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November 07, 2015

Racism, Anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia: a Primer


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October 17, 2015

The Saudis Are Not Alone in Religious Stampedes.


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October 03, 2015

Whose Fault is the Immigrant Crisis?


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September 21, 2015

Another View of Pope Francis


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September 12, 2015

Religious fanaticism still defies the Secular State.


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August 01, 2015

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


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July 04, 2015

Human Rights Widen In the West, Vanish Elsewhere.


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May 09, 2015

Europe?s Newest Invasion needs Tough Love.


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April 04, 2015

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


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March 14, 2015

Poor Jihadi John: People Picked on Him!


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January 17, 2015

Whose Fault Are the French Jihadi Murders?


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December 20, 2014

Belief and Writing: It Must Be True If It Is Written Down.


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December 13, 2014

Europe Rethinks Multiculturalism


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November 08, 2014

Debates About "Intrinsic Islam"


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September 27, 2014

Will Islam Address Its Internal Crisis?


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August 30, 2014

Al Qaeda Spawned A Monster Child, The Islamic Caliphate.


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August 16, 2014

Proxy Wars Have Unanticipated Consequences


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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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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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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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October 19, 2013

Insane, or just “Intellectually Challenged?”


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Democracy Has Strings Attached.


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August 10, 2013

Europe Has an Ostrich Problem: Denial of Immigrant Violence


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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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June 29, 2013

How Do Religions Modernize?


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June 22, 2013

Are We in an Everlasting War?


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April 20, 2013

Time for the “Democracy Project” to go!


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February 02, 2013

Algeria’s Bloody Siege Shows Al Qaeda Gone Global


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October 20, 2012

The Sad Tale of Three Misled Young People Unfolds


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August 25, 2012

Who is attacking Science?


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July 28, 2012

Religion Has Two Faces: Benevolent and Malevolent.


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June 09, 2012

Now the Pentagon is Being Muzzled for Being “Critical of Islam.”


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May 19, 2012

Is There a Legal Problem with “Hate Crimes?”


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May 12, 2012

Should the New York Security Police Be Called Off?


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April 28, 2012

Fear and Loathing or Analysis and Perspective?


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April 18, 2012

Why Do Shiite and Sunni Muslims Hate Each Other?


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April 07, 2012

The Clash of Civilizations Has New Venues


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March 29, 2012

There Are No Easy Answers for US Policy in Syria


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February 08, 2012

What Is America’s “Worldview?”


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February 04, 2012

Religious Intolerance is the World's Normal. Can it Be Fixed?


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January 11, 2012

What Happens When People Suddenly Have Choices?


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January 07, 2012

Arab Spring Is a Conflict between Religion and Nationalism.


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December 24, 2011

Immigrants and refugees: Is There Room at the Inn?


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October 22, 2011

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


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October 15, 2011

What are the Best and Worst Countries for Women? (Part 2)


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September 17, 2011

How Did the Media Cover 9/11?


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August 20, 2011

Do We Know What Makes People Evil?


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July 07, 2011

How Do We (and Afghanistan) Negotiate with the Taliban?


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June 25, 2011

Is Turkey Still A Secular Muslim Model?


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June 04, 2011

There Are Consequences For Lying


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May 28, 2011

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


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May 10, 2011

What is the future of religion around the world?


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April 02, 2011

Is Peace Breaking Out in the Middle East?


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March 19, 2011

Why Is There Hysteria Over Radical Islam Hearings?


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March 12, 2011

Tyrants have a long history.


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March 05, 2011

How Goes It With Women Around the World?


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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 29, 2011

Tunisia Is Not the Model For Other Arab World “Revolutions”


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December 25, 2010

Being Nice Hasn’t Protected Sweden.


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November 13, 2010

Let’s Round Up The Usual Suspects


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November 06, 2010

Is the West Really Islamophobic—Or Under Attack?


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October 09, 2010

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


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September 11, 2010

Sticks and Stones Go Big Time.


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September 04, 2010

Germany Has Had a Curious Century of Islamic Relations.


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August 27, 2010

Religious Toleration Has Never Been Absolute.


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July 24, 2010

Why Do Dead Ideas Continue to Haunt Us?


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July 03, 2010

What Are The Good Old Days?


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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 10, 2010

How Was the “Christmas Bomber” Radicalized?


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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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February 13, 2010

Why Do Small Businesses Get So Little Respect?


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February 06, 2010

Does Bad Childrearing Produce Terrorists?


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