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Roger Kaplan
Roger Kaplan, a Washington-based writer, covers the Middle East and Africa (and tennis) for The American Spectator.
by | Nov 24, 2022

The thesis of Cynthia Farahat’s The Secret Apparatus (Bombardier Books) is that the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization founded in Cairo in the 1920s by an Egyptian, Hassan al-Banna, is the principal force behind the modern Islamic campaign for world domination….

by | Nov 16, 2022

“There is no indication that this was a deliberate Russian aggression on NATO,” affirmed Jens Stoltenberg, the Western military alliance’s secretary general, on Wednesday, following the explosion of a missile in the Polish border town of Przewodów. He said that…

by | Nov 11, 2022

Neither Republican candidates in the recent midterms nor conservative political analysts made much of the Peng Shuai case, nor the Brittney Griner case. It is impossible to assess post facto whether it would have made any difference if they had….

by | Oct 30, 2022

France’s President Emmanuel Macron may have a penchant for ambivalence — he often adds en meme temps (“at the same time”) to a declarative sentence — but, on the matter of Armageddon, he is unambiguous, as in his remarks on…

by | Oct 4, 2022

Yom Kippur, 10th day of Tishrei, Oct. 4–5, begins tonight with the kol nidre. There were news items last week regarding illegals in New York, who may have gotten there by way of chartered buses from Texas and Florida but…

by | Sep 12, 2022

A great queen was dethroned and a young princess stepped up and took her place. A king was knocked out by a very young pretender bursting with talent and energy. Serena Williams and Rafa Nadal, queen and king of tennis…

by | Sep 7, 2022

The Dallas Morning News, longtime home of one of The American Spectator’s most beloved columnists, William Murchison, is on target in its editorial approval of Gov. Greg Abbott’s “Operation Lone Star,” which has been busing illegals out of Texas to…

by | Sep 5, 2022

There was a moment after the first set tiebreak when you could be forgiven for thinking the tall Russian could rally and pull through. Ranked no. 1 worldwide, though barred from the previous major at Wimbledon due to wartime hysteria,…

by | Sep 2, 2022

Ahead two sets to one and 3-0 in the fourth, Rafael Nadal, four-time U.S. Open champion, struck himself in the schnoz with his racquet and stumbled to the sidelines as medics rushed on court. It is Arthur Ashe Stadium, the…

by | Aug 30, 2022

The aces and the line-edging service returns began in earnest in the middle of the first set, replacing the somewhat sloppy error-prone early games. It was the first round of the women’s draw at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, and…

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