Iran's Nuclear Program Is Still Growing, and America's Fist Is Shrinking
November 25, 2013
The blockbuster nuclear deal reached early Sunday morning in Geneva between Iran and the U.S.-led coalition is both less and more consequential than early reports suggest.
The Murder Capital of the World Won't Debate Gun Control
November 19, 2013
It's election season in the murder capital of the world. And presidential candidates won't even discuss guns.
The Reporters Covering Morsi's Trial Are Calling for His Death. Huh?
November 15, 2013
“Therefore we hope that ... the maximum penalty will be applied, death by hanging, in the hope that this judgment will be carried out on the walls of the Itahadeya presidential palace in the same place that al-Husseini Abu Deif was martyred.”
One Man, 1.7 Million Square Meters
November 06, 2013
The slogan of the New Century Global Center, the recently completed largest building in the world by floor space, sounds at first like a Chinglish-y misfire: “The One of Everything.” But as I spent a day wandering around the structure, located in Che
The Betrayal of Angela Merkel
November 02, 2013
Angela Merkel loved America from pretty much the day she was born. The NSA may have ended that.
This New Columnist for The New York Times Believes a 'Massive Zionist Organization Rules America'
October 24, 2013
Alaa Al-Aswany is Egypt’s preeminent novelist.
"Israel Doesn’t Need America on D-Day"
October 23, 2013
"I supported [Netanyahu and Barak] on the notion that if we come to the fork in the road [on Iran], where we have to choose between very tough alternatives—the ‘bomb’ or the ‘bombing’—I’m with the prime minister, for the bombing,” former Israeli defe
Forty years ago this month, at the end of the Yom Kippur War, Israel found itself in a precarious position, confronting increasing Arab strength and hostilities from countries from afar.
The Yom Kippur War Was 40 Years Ago. Everything You Thought You Knew About It Is Wrong.
October 15, 2013
Egyptians marked the fortieth anniversary of their army's putative triumph over Israel by bloodying one another in Tahrir Square. Syrians, too, commemorated the date with internecine violence.
Infinite Delay: The Last Days of Nelson Mandela
October 11, 2013
This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com.