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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).

A Meat-Axe to Grind

American military might is so great, and it has been expanding for so long, that orders of magnitude often obscures …

The Third Intifada?

In 2007, the Bush administration, with Israel’s blessing, embarked on a clandestine program to arm and assist the secular Palestinian …

The Clinton Legacy

In a recent front-page profile, the International Herald Tribune (IHT) meditated on Hillary Clinton and her prospective legacy as she …

A Gordian Knot in Egypt

It was a good verdict for the Brotherhood. Not only was Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s despised ex-dictator, sentenced to life in …

Yesterday’s Egypt

Shortages—of petrol, electricity, hard currency, patience—plague Egypt. But there is an abundance of ghosts. Egyptians are consumed with the estrangement …

Credit Egypt

A decade ago, while researching a book about the failure of the modern Arab economy, I spent a day with …

Trouble Brewing

The night before the results of Egypt’s presidential election were announced last week I had dinner with a close friend. …

The Presidential Agenda

If independent polls are correct, the second round of Egypt’s presidential election will pit Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood’s …

Here’s Hoping

Conspicuously absent from Egypt’s presidential elections—the first round of which ends today (Wednesday)—has been a serious discussion about the flagging …