Op-ed Commentaries

Daniel Martin Varisco

President,
American Institute for Yemeni Studies

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dmvarisco@gmail.com

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last update 1/14

Middle East

Chilling Prospects for the Arab Spring, Middle East Muddle, AN, 12/13

Poison Gas, Cruise Missiles and Drones, Middle East Muddle, AN, 11/13

On Pharaohs, Pundits and Scholars, Middle East Muddle, AN, 9/13

Scholars Notebook: Daniel Varisco on What’s in the Sea and Stars for Qatar, ISLAMiCommentary, June 28, 2013

Hezbullies in Syria, Middle East Muddle, AN (6/13)

Sex beyond Sects, Middle East Muddle, AN (5/13)

Gender Jihad and Body Politics, AN (4/13)

Roads to and from Damascus, Middle East Muddle, AN (2/13)

Drone Strikes: The Error in the War on Terror, Middle East Muddle, AN (1/13)

Self-Inflicted Wounds, Middle East Muddle, AN (1/13)

No Olive Branch in Gaza, Middle East Muddle, AN (12/12)

Poster War on the New York Subway, Middle East Muddle, AN (11/12)

Between the Rock of Ages and a Hard Sell, Middle East Muddle, AN (10/12)

Body Politics, Middle East Muddle, AN (9/12)

Crisis Hopping, History News Network (5/27/11)

A "No Fly" in the Ointment in Libya, History News Network (3/20/11)

All Eyes on Egypt, History News Network (3/2/11)

Milking the Mosque Cow, History News Network (8/9/10)

Covering Afghanistan, History News Network (8/1/10)

Grinding a Greater Axis of Evil, History News Network (12/28/09)

More Than Just (a) War, History News Network (11/12/09)

What is There to Study? (Re: Afghanistan Study Group), History News Network (1/31/08)

How Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech plays today, History News Network (5/1/07)

A lesson for U.S.: Somalia is not Iraq, Newsday (4/30/07)

Another Blow for the Horn of Africa, History News Network (12/26/06)

Send more troops? History News Network (12/21/06)

Bush's Misleading Talk About Democracy, History News Network (9/1/06)

Bombs Away, History News Network (8/6/06)

In Iraq, Mourning Has Broken on a Bridge to the Past, Pacific News (9/2//05)

"Are We Really Better Off" (10/14/04)

Deadening a Beaten Camel: Is Middle East Anthropology Relevant? 10/98

Islam

Life without Honor, Middle East Muddle, AN (3/13)

Muslims of Color, History News Network (9/2/11)

Pornographic War Gazing: Why We Don't Look Away, Religion Dispatches (4/12/11)

Ibn Big Ben, History News Network (12/30/10)

The Empire’s New Clothes, History News Network (9/12/10)

Burning Books, Burning Bodies, Burning Bridges, History News Network (9/8/10)

Words Matter: The Linguistic Damage of “Going Muslim”, Religion Dispatches (11/17/09)

Born Free, Unless You are Female, History News Network (7/19/10)

Facebook vs. the Holy Book, History News Network (5/20/10)

Hate, Times Squared, History News Network (5/6/10)

On Colonels, Pantyhose and Honor Killings, History News Network (5/2/10)

Are the Hutarees on a Jihad for Jesus?, History News Network (3/30/10)

Satanic or Silly: Does Yale Press Censorship of Cartoons Insult Muslims? Religion Dispatches (9/8/09)

Our soldiers are bringing bibles to Afghans? Really?, History News Network (5/5/09)

Mumbai and the Blame Game, History News Network (11/29/08)

So if it’s not about religion …, History News Network (3/8/08)

Muslims on the American Landscape, History News Network (2/26/08)

Hijab, Raw Meat and Catnip, History News Network (10/28/06)

Holy War over Papal Bull, History News Network (9/15/06)

Yemen

CyberSurfing Yemen’s Arab Spring, Middle East Muddle, AN, 12/13

Is This the Last Dance for Ali?, History News Network (5/25/11)

In Yemen rebellion, snakes have bitten, CNN (3/22/11)

Yemen is not Tunisia or Egypt, CNN (1/31/11)

Yemen is not a terrorist factory, CNN (11/8/10)

Worth a Response: Why Yemen is Not Afghanistan, History News Network (7/14/10)

After New York ... Before Sanaa: A Postmodern Lufthansa Lullaby Yemen Update (1998)

Observations on the Baboons in the Garden of the "Bostan Restaurant" Yemen Update (1991)

"A Trip to the Hadramawt" Yemen Update (1991)