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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 New Napoleon

On Saturday I met with Kemal Helbawi, who was an esteemed member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood before he angrily resigned …


In early February, a senior official of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood warned that without a global effort to save Egypt’s troubled …


On a recent Tuesday evening in Cairo, more than 200 people filled a conference hall at the Egyptian Bar Association …

Back to the Drawing Board

In a November 2008 interview, Mahmoud Mohieldin, a senior economic adviser to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, was weary but hopeful …

The Xi and Li Show

China will witness a change of leadership in the Party Congress due to take place next year. The future leaders, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang, come from very different backgrounds but seem to share a certain inexperience when considering the demanding challenges that loom on the horizon for the Asian giant.