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Michael J. Totten

Michael J. Totten

Michael J. Totten is a contributing editor at World Affairs and City Journal and the author of seven books, including Tower of the Sun and Where the West Ends.

In April of last year, Brandeis University offered Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree for her tireless campaigning for women’s rights in the Muslim world....

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror By Michael Weiss & Hassan Hassan Regan Arts, 270 pages ISIS isn’t a terrorist organization. It’s a transnational army of...

The Libyan city of Benghazi, the “capital” of the east and the second largest city in the country, held a referendum this past weekend on...

Israel just began construction of a high cement wall on its northern border between the Israeli town of Metulla and the Lebanese town of Kfar...

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Tunis that backing an armed insurgency against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad “is an...

The Israeli Army’s Chief of Staff Benny Gantz says Israel is preparing to take in refugees following the downfall of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. The interesting...

This week, a few hundred students and teachers at Manouba University in Tunisia demonstrated against the niqab, or veil, which is used by some ultra-conservative women...

In the Egyptian elections, the Muslim Brotherhood is winning about as many seats as most analysts expected, but with the totalitarian Salafists unexpectedly picking up...

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati says he will resign his post if the parliament doesn’t agree to fund the United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon...

A few days ago, Bashar al-Assad pretended to accept an Arab League proposal to end the massacre of civilians in Syria. It’s not likely the...

I hate the death penalty and always have, so I do not say this lightly, but it’s high time even opponents of capital punishment start...