Monthly Archives: December 2012

Feature

The Global Linguistic Revolution

The Observer, where I work, is housed in a flashy modern glass cube in central London, overlooking Regent's Canal. The crystal cliff face of the ...

The List

What to Read in 2013

1. The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American War, by Fred Kaplan (January) Amid the scandal surrounding David Petraeus's resignation as ...

The Sheathed Sword

Wages of fear 2: hyperbole or prudence?

For more than a year, certain members of the U.S. Congress -- Rep. Buck McKeon, and Sens. Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and Kelly Ayotte -- ...

The List

The Global Races to Watch Next Year

In 2012, the world witnessed an unusual number of high-profile elections. Between the U.S. battle royale, Vladimir Putin's return to the Russian presidency, and the ...

Turtle Bay

What does 2013 have in store for Turtle Bay?

For starters, the new year will see diplomatic life return to the U.N.’s glistening, landmark headquarters, as the first phase of a $2 billion renovation ...

Argument

The Year the Arab Spring Went Bad

In the heady days of (relatively) peaceful mass mobilizations that brought down dictators in Tunisia and Egypt, the mantra from American observers in 2011 was: ...

Marc Lynch

Reflections on Egypt’s Latest Crisis

    or... a requiem for Calvinball With the passage of its controversial constitution through a referendum marred by low turnout, a deeply dysfunctional process, ...

Marc Lynch

The Middle East Channel’s Greatest Hits (2012)

2012 has been a difficult year in the Middle East in many, painfully familiar ways: descent into civil war in Syria, political polarization and frustration ...

Stephen M. Walt

Top 5 parties in world history

So 2012 is coming to an end and you're busy planning how to ring in 2013. Are you aiming to host a world-historical event? If ...

Best Defense

An admiral’s surprising reading list

By Rear Adm. John Kirby Chief of Naval Information Here are 15 books that have made an enormous impact on me, personally and professionally. Indeed, ...

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Moving Ever Further Out of the Shadows

Moving Ever Further Out of the Shadows

Famous Chinese Sex Scholar Announces Relationship with Transgender Man

Famous Chinese Sex Scholar Announces Relationship with Transgender Man

U.S. Iraq Strategy Missing Key Allies As More Troops Set to Deploy

U.S. Iraq Strategy Missing Key Allies As More Troops Set to Deploy

There’s No Clear Response to Hack that Cancelled ‘The Interview’

There’s No Clear Response to Hack that Cancelled ‘The Interview’

The Palestinians Decide to Roll the Dice at the United Nations

The Palestinians Decide to Roll the Dice at the United Nations

Baby Steps for AfPak Relations

Baby Steps for AfPak Relations

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