Articles by Amitai Etzioni

The Road to Damascus

Some American officials are smitten with Syria, thinking it could help us realign the Middle East. But a closer relationship with Bashar Assad will not weaken the mullahs in Tehran.

Kabul Goes Tribal

The best way to solve insurgency issues in Afghanistan is to adopt policies that succeeded in Iraq—work with local tribal leaders instead of nation building.

Obama vs. Osama

The brouhaha over ex–Obama advisor Samantha Power raises another issue: should suspected terrorists be treated as garden-variety criminals or something else altogether?