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Cairo’s Islamist Camps Overrun Amid Crackdown

(CAIRO) — Crushed, dazed and chanting “Down, down with military rule!” hundreds of supporters of Egypt‘s ousted president streamed out of a protest camp that had...

Netflix Is Making a Play for an Oscar Next

Now that Netflix has released a stable of well-received original television shows, the company is taking aim at the silver screen. The streaming service will...

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...

President or Pharaoh?

Some things don't change. Cairo's Tahrir Square, the cradle of the Arab Spring, still mingles the smells of tear gas and roasting corn; it still feels both...

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...

Poll: What Is 2011′s Word of the Year?

It’s the most superlative time of the year. Critics are looking back at the past months and deciding which were the best of times and which were the worst of...