By Vance Serchuk
To Bolster Muslim Moderates, Add Democracy and Stir
Hadi Ali is not the stereotypical face of political Islam. His beard is cropped close to his face. He wears sweater vests instead of clerical robes. His formal education is in physics, not theology. All in all, he looks more like a professor of literature at a small Midwestern college than the No. 2 official…
Chechnya Shows Signs of ‘Palestinization’
WASHINGTON — In the wake of this month’s devastating suicide bombing of a hospital near Chechnya, diplomatic analysts have increasingly been speaking of the “Palestinization” of the Chechen conflict. In recent weeks, suicide bombings have suddenly become the most visible, if not dominant, métier of the Chechen resistance. Since mid-May, there have been eight successful…
Soros Pulls the Plug on Russia’s Open Society Institute
George Soros has made a life out of staying at least one step ahead of everyone else. The practice kept him alive when he was growing up as a Jew in Hungary during the Holocaust. As an international financier and currency speculator, it made him a billionaire. Even in his philanthropic pursuits, Soros has been…
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