ISIS Is Sisi Spelled Backwards

We Arabs have been caught for decades between the horns of a false and oppressive dilemma, forced to either support the ruling autocrats in return ...


Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, December 15, 2014

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. William Armstrong examines the Turkish government’s new strategy of information ...


They're Here, They're Queer, They're Arrested

Egypt's new regime is cracking down on the gay community -- with a little help from the media.


Egypt’s Sisi Piles on to Hagel’s Fractured Legacy

One day after announcing that Chuck Hagel is being dismissed as defense secretary, his greatest foreign-policy legacy -- relations with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's ...


Royals Flush?

The bears that barged into the oil market and knocked crude prices down one-quarter from their summertime highs appear to be hunkering down for a ...


The Fight for Benghazi Heats Up

Two government officials in Cairo anonymously declared today that Egyptian warplanes have been bombing Islamist militias in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Shortly after ...


Longform’s Picks of the Week

Every weekend, Longform highlights its favorite international articles of the week. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform ...

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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Protest Here

The nine-day-long protests for more democracy in Hong Kong are starting to lose steam, but hundreds of occupiers remain on the streets. As one of ...


In Peril on the Shore

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — There was nowhere to run when the police stormed the beach where Amal, a 34-year-old Syrian refugee, waited patiently for the boat ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

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