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Middle East Uprising

The New Yorker: Obama's Syria Problem

The New Yorker | Steve Coll | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

The Damascus Spring of 2001 was so called because Syrian democrats hoped that President Bashar al-Assad, a mild-mannered doctor trained in London, who...

Mubarak's Crackdown: Fantasia on the Nile

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

we know how hard it is to be a despot these days, especially in the Middle East. Job security? Forget about it. The love of the people? They're ingrates!