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A Belated Victory For Egypt's 'Golden General'

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

The fates of Hosni Mubarak and General El-Shazly collided in Tahrir, with one honoured in death and the other disgraced. Veteran Egyptian war corresp...

Hal Saunders - Tribute to Democracy Giant

Harry Boyte | Posted 03.10.2016 | Good News
Harry Boyte

Hal Saunders died on March 6, after a struggle with cancer. I first met Hal in 1989, when he asked me to participate in a third task force, on civil...

A Gamble for Peace -- Negotiating the Camp David Accords

ADST | Posted 09.11.2016 | World

Unrest in the Middle East has been an unrelenting problem for centuries, the Gordian knot that cannot be cut. The Camp David Accords marked the first substantive step toward that end and still stand as a watershed moment.

The Carter Presidency Revisited

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Since Democrats raced to distance themselves from Carter with almost as much vigor as Republican embraced him, the Carter failure meme has gone unchallenged for 35 years. With Carter's announcement that he is fighting advanced cancer, maybe it is time to set the record straight.


Michael Vlahos | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Michael Vlahos

We were an outsider civilization that was going to calm and shape the Arab Middle East. Today our enterprise is in ruin. The Ottoman metaphor is relevant because we tried, however unconsciously, to be like them.

Requiem to the Two State Solution of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

It may well be that the Israel-Palestine conflict is but a reflection of the Middle East's inherent instability. Unfortunately this means that the area's fate, and that includes Israel's, will be determined by blind historical forces rather than by foresight and planning.

Misreading the Muslim Brotherhood

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 03.10.2012 | World
Kurt J. Werthmuller

A recent awkward exchange is evidence of the Obama administration's continuing failure to accurately assess and effectively respond to Islamist political successes in Egypt and elsewhere.

Mubarak's Ouster: Good for Egypt, Good for Israel

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

The Egyptian protests have featured virtually no explicit anti-American or anti-Israel overtones. They have focused almost exclusively on Mubarak's misrule rather than the U.S. role in enabling it.

Happy 30th Birthday, Battlestar Galactica!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Thirty years ago, ABC-TV delighted and outraged sci-fi fans with its new series, Battlestar Galactica, a lovable beneficiary of Star Wars' success. Happy Birthday, BG!