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Speak Up about Egypt  


August 20, 2013  

Since July 3, when the Egyptian military overthrew the elected government of Mohamed Morsi, the United States has said almost... 

Bombs, Protests, and the Contagion of Violence  


September 14, 2012  

I write this blog post as I sit in a Starbucks Cafe, three blocks from my faculty office. The small space is jam-packed with... 

Gadhafi’s Death and Middle East Rebirth  


October 21, 2011  

The death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is the death of a Middle East generation that dominated the decades after the... 

Middle East Policy  


April 30, 2011  

The Middle East has entered a period of rapid change. Two long-standing dictatorships, in Egypt and Tunisia, have collapsed... 

After Mubarak  


February 12, 2011  

The resignation of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak marks a major turning point in the Middle East. His thirty-year rule provided... 

Why Egypt?  


January 29, 2011  

The protests that have shaken the Egyptian government in recent days raise some of the most enduring questions for observers.... 

Leadership in a Time of Flux  


August 25, 2010  

We have been here before. Think of other late August and early September days in recent years past — 1990, 2001, 2008.... 

Time for New Pressures on Israel  


March 14, 2010  

Vice President Joseph Biden’s visit to Israel last week was a strategic disaster — a strategic disaster of Israel’s... 

Learning from Mandela  


February 12, 2010  

I can still remember the day twenty years ago when the South African government released Nelson Mandela from his 27-year... 

Time for Stronger Words about Iran  


February 10, 2010  

More than anywhere else, the future of the Middle East will be decided in Iran. This dynamic and resource-rich society sits...