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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 …

A Tale of Two Summits

Vladmir Putin arrived this past week in Beijing to discuss the crisis in Syria which has become a moment to …

The Clerics vs. Modernity

Militarizing the Cultural Arena In a speech in 2003 Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that “More than Iran’s enemies need artillery, …

An Unlikely Intervention

This article does not in any sense recommend military intervention in Syria. But it is essential that hypothetical options are …

On the Campaign Trail

Sameh Roshdy has seen his fair share of economic slumps in Luxor, the tourist honeypot 400 miles upriver from Cairo. …

Women on the Front

In Egypt, on the eleventh of February 2011—the night president Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed over power to the army—a …