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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...


American-Jewish Icon Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature - Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday, becoming the first songwriter ever to win...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Report: Obama Administration Refusing to Give Congress Info on Updated Trea...

The Obama administration is refusing to give Congress information about updated Treasury Department guidelines issued earlier this month that allow...


Israel’s Outgoing Foreign Ministry Chief Dispels ‘Myth’ o...

The adoption this week by UNESCO of a resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has...

Middle East

Iran Seeking ‘Many Billions of Dollars’ Ransom for Release of U...

Iran is seeking “many billions of dollars” in payments from the United States in exchange for the release of several...