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The Rise Of The Salafis

In the 13 months that Mohammed Abdel-Rahman has been protesting outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, he has become so familiar to American officials that they...

Democracy, Egyptian Style

To listen to Kamal Habib extol the democratic ideal is to slip into a parallel universe where down is up and black is white. This is, after all, the co-founder...

Benghazi Baloney

Scott Shane has a fine piece of analysis today about the real issues involved in the Benghazi imbrogliowhich is to say the issues not being raised by the...

The Rise Of The Jihadists

The five insurgents are gathered in a muddy field outside Baghdad, their faces shrouded behind scarves and illuminated only by the light of a full moon. They...

The Sacrificial Lambs

What the Bergdahl affair tells us about the hidden costs of a decade of war

World

Is Tunisia the Next Egypt? BY VIVIENNE WALT Compared with the chaos in Egypt and Libya, the one Arab Spring revolution that seemed to have a shot at success was...