Center for Strategic Communication

Aman, or reciprocal safety under Islamic law

[ by Charles Cameron — what eye do you use when there’s more going on than meets the eye? ] . Twice in one day, a week or so ago, I had reason to look up the meaning of “aman” in Islamic law. My source here was M. Reichberg and Henrik Syse, eds., Religion, War, and...

America’s Anti-Agoge

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] “….Instead of softening their feet with shoe or sandal, his rule was to make them hardy through going barefoot. This habit, if practiced, would, as he believed, enable them to scale heights more easily and clamber down precipices with...

Abedin the Irreplaceable? My Eye

By Patricia H Kushlis You have to hand it to Senator Grassley for challenging the State Department’s claim that Hillary Clinton’s trip planner and scheduler, Huma Abedin had expertise that was “irreplaceable” and that as a consequence, she was worthy of a contract as...

Weekly Wrap Up: “This is Your Victory”

Watch the West Wing Week here. Violence Against Women Act: On Thursday, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, which provides resources for thousands of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The renewed...