Articles by Michael Curtis

Michael Curtis, author of "Jews, Antisemitism, and the Middle East", is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in political science at Rutgers University. Curtis is the author of 30 books, and in 2014 was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur

  • Jerusalem

    A Donald Trump 14 Points for Israel and Palestinians

    President Trump should emulate Woodrow Wilson and his landmark 14 points for peace by setting out 14 basic terms and conditions for a sane and lasting deal for Israel, the Palestinians, and the region as a whole. This is what those points should be

    by Michael Curtis - 18 May 2017
  • Prince_philip

    Two cheers for monarchy, one for the republic?

    In Prince Philip’s own words, monarchy exists in the interests of the people, not in the interests of the monarch. The British system mystifies most people, including Brits, but it just seems to work

    by Michael Curtis -  5 May 2017
  • Kim_jong-un

    America must play global hegemon against North Korea

    President Trump has recognized North Korea is an enemy of the most dangerous kind. But he is so far unwilling to state overtly that the US response means military action. At some point, the US national interest will mean America has to start acting as the global hegemon

    by Michael Curtis -  1 May 2017
  • Chemical_weapons

    Trump trumps Obama on chemical red lines

    Barack Obama's weakness in failing to enforce the so called red lines over the use of chemical weapons by Assad in Syria has had terrible consequences. President Trump has sent a powerful signal in his recent attack in Syria, and deserves to be applauded. But does a signal make a policy? We shall see

    by Michael Curtis - 18 April 2017
  • Mahmoud-ahmadinejad-ap-copy

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: The alarming comedian

    All the world's a stage, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is renowned for his foolish role on it, that of the frightening would-be comedian whose comments have been priceless for an imbecility which has extended to the Holocaust, HIV, and even the clouds. Now he wants to run again for Iranian president. The world should stop laughing. The man, like his country, is dangerous

    by Michael Curtis - 14 April 2017
  • Moliere_clause

    Do you speak the language of Moliere?

    Conservative regional councils in France are forcing workers on building sites to speak French -- the so called Moliere clause. But with around 10 percent of France's population being Muslim, demography is the real language of French politics

    by Michael Curtis - 10 April 2017
  • Eddie_izzard

    Eddie Izzard confronts Palestinian discrimination

    The anti-Israel campaign by BDS has become more sophisticated. It no longer talks of throwing Jews into the sea, but is the latest device in a soft terror campaign for those seeking the end of Israel or “Zionism.” Comedian Eddie Izzard has shown the dishonesty and idiocy of the entire BDS agenda

    by Michael Curtis -  4 April 2017
  • Mark_rutte

    Europe's populist challenge is far from over

    Some argue that because Geert Wilders did not win the Dutch elections a big blow has been struck against populism. This is dangerously optimistic. Wilders was never going to take power, and the mainstream is now aping the populist agenda

    by Michael Curtis - 21 March 2017
  • Israel_immigration

    Trump's policy and Israel's

    With Hamas on the warpath, and Iran wanting a base in Syria, eager to fight Israel on the Golan Heights, and preparing to gain a stronger foothold in Middle Eastern affairs, an entente cordial between President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu is essential

    by Michael Curtis - 10 March 2017
  • Moscow

    Enigma variations on Putin's Russia

    We must remember what Churchill said about the key to understanding Russia, drop petty analysis built on sour grapes after the US election, and forge a new deal mindful of Reagan's advice that we should trust but verify

    by Michael Curtis -  5 March 2017
  • Caves_at_qumran

    Scrolls tell the truth in the Middle East

    From Holocaust denial to efforts in international organizations such as UNESCO to detach proven Jewish heritage in the Middle East from the State of Israel, the truth will always out, and the scrolls don't lie

    by Michael Curtis - 16 February 2017
  • Iran_missiles

    Never underestimate the threat from Iran

    President Trump is right to put Iran "on notice". The Islamic Republic is an appalling regime which represents a clear danger to the region and the wider world. We must never underestimate the threat it poses

    by Michael Curtis -  6 February 2017
  • Jerusalem_light_rail

    US should use French ruling to combat UN Israel bias

    A recent ruling in France shows that Palestinian abuse of "international law" against israel does not always work. The Trump administration should heed this in battling United Nations bias against Israel

    by Michael Curtis - 31 January 2017
  • Arch_de_triomphe

    An indulgent, damaging MidEast "peace" conference

    The so called "peace conference" in Paris is nothing of the sort. It is yet another event that confirms the world's self-imposed ignorance about the real cause of the Israel-Palestine conflict which is Palestinian rejectionism

    by Michael Curtis - 15 January 2017
  • Putin_shooting

    The Russia question: Of Barack, Donald, and Vladimir

    There is a sense in which it is worrying that Trump seems warm towards Putin. But Obama, as in so many spheres, never had a serious policy towards Russia. One thing is clear, Washington and Moscow have an overwhelming interest in working together on a range of vital issues

    by Michael Curtis -  4 January 2017