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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.

Ed Husain from the Council on Foreign Relations says in The Atlantic Bashar al-Assad may be “our least worst option in Syria.” His argument is a...

David Gerbi returned to Libya this year after 40 years in exile to help the rebel movement overthrow Muammar Qaddafi. Libyans he worked with knew he’s...

If you missed Hussein Agha and Robert Malley’s long piece The Arab Counterrevolution in the New York Review of Books a couple of weeks ago,...

Nabih Berri is Lebanon’s speaker of parliament. His political party, Amal, is a secular Shia movement and a corrupt political machine with a small and...

Egyptian journalist Mohamed abd al-Raouf told me the entire tourism industry in his country is likely to resist the Muslim Brotherhood because Islamism in anything...

No one is an expert on Libya’s rebels, and we haven’t a clue who the next leader of the country will be or how he...

Syria’s Bashar Assad is getting increasingly creepy, if such a thing is even possible. The LA Times reports that his armed forces are herding thousands...

It’s bad enough Representative Dennis Kucinich ran off to visit Syria’s mass-murdering tyrant Bashar al-Assad while pools of blood are still warm on the streets....

I honestly thought even fools should realize by now Syria’s Bashar al-Assad has no interest whatever in reform, peace, democracy, or anything else we’d like to see...

Lebanon’s Druze leader Walid Jumblatt is once again beginning to turn against Syria. He’s reaching out to his former allies in the “March 14” movement,...

So French writer Bernard Henri-Levy went to Benghazi and met with Libya’s rebel leaders, and they told him that they’ll establish normal relations with Israel...

Three Syrian soldiers tried to defect to Lebanon after shielding fleeing refugees from Bashar al-Assad’s violent Shahiba miltia, but they were promptly arrested by Lebanese...