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avatar Walid Phares
Professor Walid Phares is a Senior Foreign Policy and National Security Advisor to Governor Mitt Romney, author of The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East and the founder of the Florida Society for Middle East Studies. He received his PhD in international studies from the University of Miami, and was a professor at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University between 1993 and 2006.

ARTICLES BY: Walid Phares


May 7, 2014 3:24 pm
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Obama’s Strategic Mistake in Iraq: Abandoning Iran’s Opposition

It has already been established, including in my recently published book The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid, that...

April 28, 2014 9:42 am
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The Khomeinist Dome: Iran’s True Nuclear Intentions

As a reader of Khomeinist global strategies since the early 1980s, and as I have argued over decades in books and articles, Tehran's regime possesses...

March 9, 2014 9:30 am
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U.S. Policy and Avoiding Catastrophes in the Middle East

This month, my book The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid will be in libraries across America and online. This...

March 2, 2014 2:53 pm
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The ‘Iran Deal’ is Washington’s Gravest Foreign Policy Mistake

The Obama Administration, in its first and second terms, has committed strategic mistakes in the Middle East that will undermine U.S. national and security interests...

January 19, 2014 1:40 pm
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Miracle on the Nile

A miracle on the Nile has been accomplished recently. Tens of millions of Egyptian citizens from all walks of life, Muslims and Christians, conservatives and...

December 24, 2013 1:14 am
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Save South Sudan, or Lose Africa

South Sudan is the newest country in the world, and unfortunately it seems to be on the edge of the newest civil war in the...

September 16, 2013 9:09 am
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A Real Interim Solution for Syria

In the northeastern part of Syria—contiguous to Iraq and Turkey—lies al Hasaka, or the Triangle, also known as al Jazeera province. As large as Lebanon, this...

July 10, 2013 6:32 am
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The Nile of Democracy Will Flood Egypt’s Jihadists

As soon as the Egyptian military asked President Mohammed Morsi to step down and dismantle his Muslim Brotherhood regime, millions in the streets of Cairo...

June 18, 2013 8:40 am
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U.S. and Syria: Strategic Choices

Two years and three months after the start of the Syrian revolution and its subsequent transformation into a full-fledged civil war, the United States stands...

May 22, 2013 9:17 am
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U.S. Administration Wrongly Advocates the Islamist Interpretation of Islamophobia

The State Department issued a report denouncing what it called "a spike in anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe and Asia." It said that "Muslims...

April 8, 2013 1:54 am
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The AP Capitulates to the Muslim Brotherhood on Narrative

In a stunning move, the Associated Press (AP) capitulated to pressures by Islamist group CAIR to drop the use of the term "Islamist"...

March 11, 2013 8:51 am
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Senior al-Qaeda Veteran Captured, Successors Roam Planet

Earlier this week, Americans learned about the arrest and extradition to the US of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a former al-Qaeda spokesman during the attacks on...

March 3, 2013 3:42 pm
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US Aid to Syria’s Revolution Not Just to the Jihadists

Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal of $60 million in aid to the Syrian Opposition Council was met with skepticism by some backers of the...

February 18, 2013 12:10 am
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Obama Abstract on the Middle East, Admits Jihadi Expansion, Ignores Taliban After 2014

In his State of the Union speech of 2013, President Barack Obama addressed several crises in the Middle East and on the front of fighting...

Culture

Israeli Tourist Competes for Luxurious Hotel Stay on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

An Israeli backpacker visiting California competed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday for a chance...

Features

Readers Should Take a Walk on the Wildes Side

When your father is one of the best immigration attorneys on the planet -- and saves John Lennon from getting...

Amid F-35 Expectations, the F-16 Remains the Backbone of Israel’s Air Power

JNS.org - Despite the excitement and expectations generated by the arrival of the...

Making Beautiful Food and Music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Trip to Israel

JNS.org - A delegation of 60 donors from the Philadelphia Jewish Federation traveled to...

World

US Diplomat Tells UN Security Council: Iran and Hezbollah at ‘Root of...

The Iranian regime -- which “seeks political, military, and territorial advantage through the spread of violence and human misery” --...

Israel

After Erdogan Victory in Turkish Election, Israel’s Knesset Set to Vo...

The Israeli Knesset is set to consider whether to recognize the Armenian Genocide, following the victory of President Recep Tayyip...

Middle East

Iraq Makes Arrests in Kidnapping of Security Men by Islamic State

Iraq's security forces said on Monday they had made arrests related to the kidnapping and holding hostage of six of their members by Islamic State militants. The militants had kidnapped six...

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