July 09, 2013
How should the United States respond to the Egyptian military’s ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi?
Marginalizing the Muslim Brotherhood Is a Mistake
July 05, 2013
When the Egyptian army reclaimed power this week, some of its first actions were to shut down three Islamist-run television stations, detain at least five staff members at Al Jazeera's Egypt channel, allegedly for being sympathetic to the Muslim Brot
Where Does the Muslim Brotherhood Go From Here?
July 03, 2013
Reckoning with Morsi's failure
Egypt’s Undemocratic Democracy
July 03, 2013
Are democracies just places where there are elections? Or does democracy require something more?
Egypt Will Erupt Again on June 30
June 24, 2013
The Middle Egypt governorate of Beni Suef, an agricultural province located 70 miles south of Cairo, is an Islamist stronghold.
The (Very) Quiet Peace Talks Between Israel and Hamas
March 06, 2013
The Middle East's storm clouds have a silver lining.
Welcome to Phase Three of the Arab Spring
February 22, 2013
Islamists are waning in the Arab world. But will Obama notice?
CAIRO, Egypt—In the stultifying, 100-plus-degree heat of Tahrir Square on Sunday, where tens of thousands gathered to hear the results of Egypt’s first relatively free presidential election, the sweaty, and occasionally fainting, masses were morbidly grim. Many in the Islamist-dominant crowd were convinced that Egypt’s military junta would anoint former prime minister Ahmed Shafik the next president, and they anticipated deadly confrontation with security forces immediately thereafter.
The Furrows of Algeria
January 27, 2010
The German Mujahid By Boualem Sansal Translated by Frank Wynne (Europa Editions, 240 pp., $15) I. From the terrible Algerian slaughter, and its terrible silence, comes this small tale, told by an officer of the special forces who broke with “Le Pouvoir” of his own country and sought asylum in France. It is the autumn of 1994, deep into the season of killing. An old and simple Algerian woman, accompanied by two of her children, comes to the army barracks, to the very building where the torturers did their grim work, in search of her husband and her son.