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February 27, 2015

Cambanis Book Ten Whats With…Thanassis Cambanis

Thanassis Cambanis is a fellow at The Century Foundation and a columnist at the Boston Globe. He is the author of a new book, Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story. 1. What is the most interesti…

November 22, 2013

United States
Palestinians sit on the beach in Gaza City. Weekend Reading: Shubra Happenings, Lebanon’s Bombs, and America’s “Power Outage”

Sofia Fenner and Mohammed Talaat explore how Morsi’s ouster is changing Shubra. Thanassis Cambanis isn’t too worried about Lebanon. Martin Kramer hopes for the perpetuation of American power, but p…

May 17, 2013

Iran
WRMay17 Weekend Reading: Lebanon and Iran in Syria, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and Rock Like an Egyptian

Thanassis Cambanis claims that Lebanon’s Hizballah and the clerical regime in Iran are now fully vested factions in Syria’s civil war. Hicham Mourad discusses the uneasy relationship between Egypt’s…

June 30, 2014

Iraq
allah have mercy_CROPPED Iraq: Allah Have Mercy

It seems impossible, but it is true.  President Barack Obama was elected to the highest office in the land in 2008 in part because after five years in Iraq, he promised the American people that he wo…

April 27, 2012

United States
Woman running Sudan You Might Have Missed: China, Air Power, and Bahrain’s Democracy Deficit

Background Briefing on the U.S. Military Realignment in Japan, April 26, 2012. QUESTION: And then how this [US-Japan security agreement] fits into the emerging strategic view of this building that r…