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Small Steps Forward

As the jewel in a rather unpleasant dictatorship’s crown, Almaty was perhaps a strange choice of venue for the latest …

Arab Facebook Tribunal

The media scene was monolithic under Tunisia’s old government, while the public arena was characterized by the absence of politics. …

Rebels’ Justice

“So now, you do not know my name?” declared the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, in response to a question …

Exiled to Purgatory

A few months ago a message arrived from a good friend in Beirut. Houssein described how, three months earlier, he …

What Next for Obama?

He won—but he won ugly. The same US president who first captured the White House in poetry and governed in …

Fanning the Flame

For the past week the Islamic world has been seething with rage after an amateurish video that mocks the life …

Eleven Years after 9/11

The Icarus Syndrome by Peter Beinart Few books capture the transformation of America’s foreign policy and the nation’s psyche in …