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Stephen Glain

Stephen Glain

Stephen Glain is a freelance journalist and author based in Paris. For two decades, as a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, he covered Asia, the Middle East and the policy sausage factories of Washington, D.C. He is the author of two books: Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants: The Economic Collapse of the Arab World (St. Martin’s Press, 2004) and State vs. Defense: The Battle to Define America’s Empire (Crown Books, 2011).

Better Late than Never

No, I’m not referring to political contortionist Mitt Romney’s pivot back to the moderate middle. Rather, I refer readers to …

The Turnaround Specialist

Opening his speech on foreign policy at the Virginia Military Institute, Mitt Romney hailed George Marshall, the sage VMI alumnus …

A Failing Drug War

While in Washington last week I served as a panelist at a conference about the Obama administration’s Latin American policy, …

The Threat of Sequestration

What common sense could not kill, something called “sequestration” might at least tame. Under this arcane but conclusive budgetary mechanism, …

Manifest Destiny

Imagine telling a child in his most formative years that he is superior in every way. He is, you assure …

Islamophobia in the United States

I recommend to readers a special edition published recently in The Nation on Islamophobia in the United States. From extrajudicial …

The Republican Vision

The spectral void that haunted the Republican National Convention was not the empty chair that lingered behind Clint Eastwood as …

Downward Pressure

It’s hard to feel sorry for China’s leadership, populated as it is by autocrats and oligarchs with little regard for …