If Obama wants to have a winning strategy in the Middle East, he will need more than drones and airstrikes. He will also need smart diplomacy, beginning with a determined effort to work out understand
The US approach fails because it exhibits extreme partisanship in a setting where trust, credibility, and reciprocity are crucial if the proclaimed aim of ending the violence is the true objective of
Muslim societies strived to find tools to protect their independence from authority, rooting this in Qur'an and Sunnah; thus, they were successful in creating the judiciary and its institutions.
The US has truly lost the initiative in the Middle East, and beyond it. Now, the US foreign policy makers are mere diplomatic firefighters, from Palestine, to Syria to Ukraine.
The present political scene of the world reveals that we are witnessing a turmoil period of re-distribution of natural resources and strategic regions among the super powers.
It is a habit among Western writers to depict the political life of the Medieval Islamic World as a model for theocratic rule, which is a false image that aims at concealing the truth.
While Europe struggled with religious persecution into the 1900s, the Ottomans created a harmonious and stable religious pluralistic system that guaranteed religious freedom for hundreds of years.
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