Tag: Middle East
How polarization is poisoning Turkey and Egypt.
Don’t think for a second that Washington’s ineffectiveness stops with the ongoing Syrian fiasco.
John Kerry is a figure of his times (and that’s not a good thing).
The coming era of tiny wars and micro-conflicts.
Dilip Horo writes about America’s impotence in front of the deepening quagmire in the Middle East.
Congress has an opportunity to debate and reconsider decades of foreign policy, but don’t get your hopes up about it.
Lethality beyond the pale.
A video artist draws on news footage, historical videos, Fela Kuti, Slavoj Žižek, Lewis Carroll, and others to reflect on Tahrir Square two years after #Jan25.
The recent Gaza ceasefire may be a turning point in the long Israeli-Palestinian struggle.
Joe McCarthy would understand today’s Islamophobia.
Doug Saunders’s new book fights fears about “the Islamization of America” with historical and sociological fact, but slippery terminology gets in the way.
Despite years of talk about American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the number of military bases there has steadily expanded.
Justin Elliott: Watergate Journalist Carl Bernstein Spoke at Event Supporting Iranian ‘Terrorist’ GroupSeptember 2012
Bernstein was paid $12,000 for remarks in which he challenged the State Department to show evidence the Mujahadin-e Khalq should still be designated a terrorist organization.
A message written in blood that no one wants to hear.
As Egypt’s first civilian president assumes his role, it’s unclear how much political power the nation’s generals will wield.
On a recent trip to Israel, Randa Jarrar gets detained, denied entry, and sent to the “Arab Room.”
While the United States advocates for international criminal justice, it may be ignoring human rights abuses closer to home.
Before Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, he was locked in a house for five months with three wives and over a dozen children.
Q&A with the recent winner of the 2012 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.
Hana Shalabi continues her historic hunger strike to protest abuse that she experienced and her objections to the Israeli practice of prolonged detention without charges, without trial.
Zam, a refugee slave, has become separated from Dodola. He searches the desert and the city to find her. Starving and desperate, he meets a eunuch. . .
For over 30 years, we gave Egypt the shaft, because it was in our national interest to do so. Now it’s time for Egypt to find out where its own interests are, without a strongman leading the way. The country has a difficult and terrible road to walk.
The polemicist discusses Tariq Ramadan’s love of extremist sheikhs, Islamism’s ties to Hitler, and the intellectual confusion of liberal journalists.
The filmmaker on her feel-good (sort of) movie, Palestinians in the Windy City, and how personal experiences can trump political arguments.