Civil State or Civil War?
Egypt could become the next Turkey. It could also become the next Algeria.
July 11, 2013

Behind the debate about whether the July 3 ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi should be considered a popular impeachment or a military coup, there is a basic question: Are things in Egypt going to get better or worse?

Egypt Officially Declares What Is and Isn't Important
Three things that the interim president's constitutional declaration makes clear
July 09, 2013

Interim Egyptian President Adli Mansour on Monday did his fellow citizens a huge favor by issuing his “constitutional declaration,” which is designed to do two things.

What's Next in Egypt?
A roadmap for backseat drivers
July 05, 2013

As the new military and civilian leadership of Egypt prepares to put some meat on the bare bones of its “road map” for the country's political future, countless pundits have become backseat drivers.

Evo Morales Forced to Face His Mortality and Powerlessness
July 03, 2013

Poor Evo Morales. The leftist Bolivian president was in Moscow on Monday and Tuesday for the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, and must have been feeling quite important indeed.

Choose the Right Foreign Adventures
Three smart choices Obama should make
July 01, 2013

Three ways Obama can win on the road.

Egypt Will Erupt Again on June 30
A new day of nationwide protests is unlikely to end well
June 24, 2013

The Middle Egypt governorate of Beni Suef, an agricultural province located 70 miles south of Cairo, is an Islamist stronghold.

The Video-Game Propaganda Wars
Authoritarian regimes are making games—and dissidents, too
June 21, 2013

Authoritarian regimes are making games—and dissidents, too.

The Real Reason Brazilians Are Outraged: The World's Fair Bid
June 20, 2013

The New York Times’s Brazil bureau chief, Simon Romero, opens his latest dispatch from São Paulo with an anecdote whose symbolism no newspaper reporter could have resisted: While the protests swelled on his city’s streets last week, Mayor Fernando Ha

Those $%@#&! Russians Aren't Always Wrong
June 18, 2013

It was no surprise that, after speaking in private for two hours in Northern Ireland, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin looked “tense and uncomfortable,” or, as the pool report put it, “serious and unsmiling.” Not only did t

Obama Ist Kein Berliner
Fifty years after JFK's visit, and five since his own, Obama returns to Berlin—to a much different mood
June 18, 2013

Fifty years after JFK's visit, and five since his own, Obama returns to Berlin—to a different mood.