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Caryle Murphy

Caryle Murphy

Caryle Murphy is an independent journalist based in Washington, D.C. A long-time reporter for the Washington Post, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting and the George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting for her coverage of Iraqi-occupied Kuwait and the 1990–1991 Gulf War. Her latest book, A Kingdom's Future: Saudi Arabia Through the Eyes of its Twentysomethings was published by the Wilson Center in January 2013

A Gloomy Outlook

Never in recent memory has there been such a grim and foreboding mood among those who love Egypt—whether Egyptians or …

On His Own in Anbar

The misery index for Iraq’s long-suffering citizens took a quantum leap upwards when Al-Qaeda-linked fighters overran Ramadi and Fallujah last …

The Only Way is Up

From Kuwait City to Sana’a, from Jeddah to Manama, women on the Arabian Peninsula are on the move, and the …

Dreams of a Palestinian State

It’s a strange time to have hopes and dreams in the Middle East given the region’s ongoing paroxysms of violence …

Meeting In the Middle

If there is a single, over-arching explanation for the very public crack that recently appeared in the US–Saudi relationship, it …

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Wadjda is an adventurous pre-teen with a simple enough request: she wants a bicycle. But in Saudi Arabia, bicycles are …

Out of Reach?

With last week’s excitement over Friday’s 15-minute phone chat between US President Obama and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani, Obama’s speech …

Obama’s Gamble

His closest ally left him in the lurch. The United Nations can’t find its voice. And the Arab League is …