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Axes of Fable

The decade following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States produced two defining mythologies in American and …

A House Divided

For a while, reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas resembled peace talks between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization: a …

Speakers’ Corner

“For journalists to operate in a professional manner, they need professional institutions to protect them,” said Mohamed Baio, former head …

Freedom, Then and Now

“Freedom for an Oxford don . . . is a very different thing from freedom for an Egyptian peasant,” said that most …

Trouble Downstream

While the fighting in Syria rages on, another threat to its people is steadily growing—one that may worsen the struggles …

Sibling Rivalry

In an interview last month, Egyptian politician Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh displayed the poise and good humor of a man …