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23 Apr 2012

Corruption: The Cost of Doing Business

As Wal-Mart’s Mexico scandal shows, US anticorruption laws are too unrealistic to be effective and too moral to be competitive.
18 Jun 2008

Don’t Miss the Zohan

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/12311. Middle East Israel Palestine Iraq Military Terrorism ...

9 May 2008

Lebanon’s Third Civil War

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/5371. Middle East Israel Iran Egypt Lebanon Palestine Syria Hezbollah ...

14 Feb 2008

Obama Imitates Olmert

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/2502. North America Middle East Israel Lebanon US Barack Obama Hezbollah ...

26 Apr 2011

The Yanukovych Bulldozer Breaks Down

the “alienation index” of Ukrainians has reached 83 percent ; 40 percent would ...

2 Mar 2011

Mr. Putin’s Billion-Dollar Palace

Index placed Russia in 154th place, behind Congo and Libya. As economist ...

29 Oct 2010

Fighting Corruption with Corruption

Perceptions Index, in 2004 — before the heroes of the Orange Revolution (i.e., ...

13 Jun 2009

Insurrection: Day 2

of the World”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/69651. Over the next couple of days I’ll be posting “regular updates and analysis at the Commentary Magazine blog”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index ...

17 Mar 2010

Libya Still a Basket Case

economy is a shambles. In their latest Index of Economic Freedom, ...

2 Feb 2010

Compassion with Teeth

Nations, Human Development Index. If it does little more than pay lip service ...

24 Sep 2009

The Arab Preference for War

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/104901. Middle East Egypt Israel Journalism War ...

19 Sep 2009

Is the U.S. About to Dump Syria?

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/98711. North America Middle East US Syria Bashar Assad Barack Obama ...

25 Aug 2009

Qaddafi Can Celebrate His Filthy Regime Without Us

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/78602. North America Middle East Europe and Central Asia Libya Scotland US ...

2 Aug 2009

Hamas Pretends Resistance is Futile

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/75101. North America Middle East Israel US Palestine Bill Clinton Hillary ...

14 Jul 2009

Blumenthal Feels the Hate

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/73331. North America Middle East Israel US Bill Clinton Hillary Clinton ...

28 May 2009

The Mother of All Myths

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/67801. North America Middle East Israel Iran US Palestine Barack Obama ...

25 May 2009

Did Hezbollah Kill Hariri?

month”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/65851 and place assassins in the saddle in Beirut. One of my own ...

21 May 2009

Davos in the Desert

of every index: literacy, capitalism, the rights of women. Everything. In our ...

20 May 2009

The HuffPo’s Lonely Planet Foreign Policy

Michael J. Totten's blog “Roger Cohen”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/tobin/55752 seems to have invented a genre. At the very least he has imitators. Olivia Sterns just published “a piece at the Huffington ...

13 May 2009

Brace for a Hezbollah Victory

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/65851. Middle East Israel Lebanon Syria Palestine Iraq Government Hezbollah ...

23 Apr 2009

The UN’s Epic Fail in Geneva

Magazine.”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/63462 Africa North America South Africa US Journalism Activism UN ...

30 Jun 2009

Georgia’s Hard Slog to Democracy

agenda”:http://www.cegstar.ge/index.php?lang_id=GEO&sec_id=1&lang_id=ENG for the regions outside Tbilisi. While it’s tempting to write ...

30 Mar 2009

Hezbollah Doesn’t Have Wings

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/60662. North America Middle East Europe and Central Asia Iran Lebanon US UK ...

29 Jan 2009

Who Really Won the Second Lebanon War

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/52642. Middle East Israel Lebanon Palestine Hezbollah Violence Hamas ...

11 Jan 2009

Hamas is Responsible

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/50132. Middle East Israel Palestine Violence Hamas Judicial / Criminal ...

8 Jan 2009

Juan Cole’s Hysterical Campaign

of war”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/48801, goes out of its way to avoid harming civilians, and even warns ...

2 Jan 2009

Gaza and the Law of Armed Conflict

Magazine”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/48801. Middle East Palestine Hague Violence Hamas ...

8 Apr 2015

World Press Freedom Index 2015

Reporters Without Borders. France. 11:28 AM EDT
16 Dec 2014

World Press Freedom Index 2014

Reporters Without Borders. France. 12:10 PM EST
3 Dec 2014

2014 Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International. Germany. 12:27 PM EST
19 Nov 2014

Global Terrorism Index 2014

Institute for Economics and Peace. Australia. 12:33 PM EST
17 Nov 2014

India Tops New Global Slavery Index

Hindustan Times. India. 02:43 PM EST
14 Jul 2014

Global Peace Index 2014

Institute for Economics and Peace. United States. 01:58 PM EDT
15 May 2007

Another Hostage in Iran

that”:http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.item&news_id=236704 in late December, “on her way to the airport to catch a flight back ...

14 Apr 2014
12 Feb 2014

Reporters Without Borders Releases 2014 Press Freedom Index

Reporters Without Border. France. 11:53 AM EST
3 Dec 2013

Corruption Perceptions Index 2013

Transparency International. Germany. 01:56 PM EST
19 Sep 2013

A New Index to Assess the Effectiveness of Al Qaeda

Quilliam Foundation. United Kingdom. 01:04 PM EDT
2 Aug 2013

The Social Inclusion Index 2013

Americas Quarterly. United States. 09:18 AM EDT
28 Jun 2013

Global Peace Index 2013

Institute for Economics and Peace. Australia. 10:00 AM EDT
23 Jun 2011

Chess Champion Garry Kasparov to US Congress: Put Putin's Russia in Check

nations on their corruption index. On their list of the world’s twenty-two ...

7 Sep 2009

The Warlord in His Castle

Kirchick”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index ...

5 Dec 2012

2012 Global Terrorism Index

The Institute for Economics and Peace. Australia. 02:25 PM EST

Corruption Perceptions Index 2012

Transparency International. Germany. 11:10 AM EST
4 Dec 2012

Iraq Tops Index of Terrorist Activity

NBC News. 03:31 PM EST
11 May 2006

The Palestinians of 1948

involved,” he said. He then placed the tips of his index fingers on his ...

8 May 2011

Hanging with Hezbollah, Part I

and stuck his index finger into the air indicating a “one.” “You mean we ...

22 Feb 2012
2 Feb 2012

Egypt's Stock Index Plummets After Deadly Soccer Riot

The Daily News Egypt. 11:10 AM EST