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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).

Morsi’s Next Steps

Resistance to imperial rule is a time-honored Arab tradition, albeit with unanticipated consequences. During World War I, for example, the …

The Myth of American Exceptionalism

America’s public television network, sanctuary for the nation’s dwindling reserve of thinking individuals, is re-broadcasting Ken Burns’ sweeping documentary of …

Sticking to the Agenda

If history is indeed written by the winners, Mitt Romney is getting ahead of himself. In Israel last week, the …

Foreign Priorities

I’m spending the month in my hometown near the port city of San Diego, which hosts a large concentration of …

Romney’s Pilgrimage

Mitt Romney’s parachute drop into Israel this week is proof, as if it was needed, that America’s Middle East policy …

The Fall of Beit Assad

In 2009, while in Damascus reporting on the Iraqi refugee crisis, I stumbled upon an inspiring quest to restore Beit …

Shared Values

The lynchpin of America’s military empire is its alliance network. In exchange for the use of their air corridors and …

For Every Action

About the only principal of physics I remember from school is the third law of thermodynamics, which holds that for …