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The Real Threat in the Middle East

As 2011 was coming to a close, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a remarkable speech to his parliament. Assessing the Arab Spring barely a year...

A Post-American World in Progress

The past year has been filled with tumultuous events--the Arab Spring, the euro-zone crisis. But the most striking trend of 2011, one that will persist in 2012,...

Why Islamists Are Better Democrats

If the Arab Spring was seeded by a liberal insurrection, the Arab Fall has brought a rich harvest for Political Islam. In election after election, parties that...

The Final Sacrifice

Anthony Shadid Anthony Shadid grew up in Oklahoma City, where his last name was pronounced Shah-ded and his father went by Buddy. By the time of his death Feb...

World

Arab Spring's First Harvest 1 | TUNISIA The results are in, and the Islamists have won. In Tunisia's first democratic election since the January revolution that...

Welcome to the Ideasphere

Chicago Ideas Week is an annual event, co-hosted by TIME, that brings together leaders in politics (Rahm Emanuel); fashion (Donna Karan); entertainment (M. Night...

Kuwait Upholds Sentence for Twitter ‘Insults’

(KUWAIT CITY) — A rights activist in Kuwait says an appeals court has upheld a 10-year prison sentence against a social media commentator for posts considered...

What Middle East Alternative?

Charles Krauthammer’s precipitous descent into partisan silliness proceeds apace. In this week’s column, he excoriates President Obama’s Arab Spring policy and...