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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...

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...

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...

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...