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February 1, 2011

Defense and Security
Pakistan’s Growing Nuclear Arsenal

Armed soldiers stand guard outside Pakistan's army headquarters in Rawalpindi. (Faisal Mahmood/courtesy Reuters) The news coming out of Egypt has overshadowed another important story, the growth…

Armed soldiers stand guard outside Pakistan’s army headquarters in Rawalpindi

May 13, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Will We Come to Regret the Raid on Abbottabad?

A policeman walks in front of Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound. (Faisal Mahmood/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Actions, even virtuous ones, have consequences. Sometimes those consequenc…

A policeman walks in front of the compound where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad.

February 10, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Wikileaks Hysteria Meets Peak Oil

The energy blogosphere is in a tizzy over a series of Wikileaks cables that entertain the possibility that world is heading toward peak oil. The FT’s Energy Source goes with the headline “US fears Sa…

September 19, 2011

United States
Pakistan, America, and Journalistic Courage

Tribesmen pray at grave of Hayatullah Khan during his funural near Mir Ali in the North Waziristan region on the Afghan border on June 17, 2006 (Faisal Mahmood/Courtesy Reuters). In 2005, U.S. and P…

Tribesmen pray at grave of Hayatullah Khan during his funural near Mir Ali in the North Waziristan region on the Afghan border on June 17, 2006 (Faisal Mahmood/Courtesy Reuters).

January 23, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
How to Help Syria without Intervening Militarily

The Arab League met yesterday to assess its observer mission to Syria so far and to consider further steps. Syria’s reprehensible behavior and the Arab League’s inability to stop it will doubtlessly …

Secretary General Nabil al-Araby talks during a meeting of the Arab League states (Asmaa Waguih/Courtesy Reuters).

January 10, 2011

Israel
Guest Post: A Capital For One State, or Two?

Palestinians watch as an excavator demolishes the Shepherd Hotel in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem on January 9, 2011 (Ronen Zvulun/Courtesy of Reuters) Guest post today.  My coll…

Guest Post: A Capital For One State, or Two?

August 29, 2011

United States
What Should the White House Do After a Pakistan-based Terrorist Attack?

Pakistani soldier Rasheed holds a rocket launcher while standing in a bunker on a mountain in Sadda on July 6, 2010 (Mian Khursheed/Courtesy Reuters). In his 2006 autobiography, Pakistani President …

What Should the White House Do After a Pakistan-based Terrorist Attack?

August 23, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Lebanon Erupts, Syria Boils, and Egypt Builds Up

Significant Middle East Developments Lebanon. Renewed clashes broke out today in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli between Sunnis and Alawites, despite a ceasefire brokered yesterday. Since fightin…

A Sunni Muslim gunman aims his rifle from the neighborhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, during clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites on August 22, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters).

November 18, 2012

Israel
Voices From the Region: Israel, Hamas, Syria, Saudi Arabia

“This is a real declaration of war. The enemy will pay a heavy price for its crime and will regret the moment it thought of perpetrating it.” – Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas, in response to th…

Ahmed Al-Jaabari, chief of the armed wing of Hamas, escorting Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing on October 18, 2011 (Farid/Courtesy Reuters).

October 24, 2013

The World Next Week: Georgia Votes for President, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Reports on Syria, Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki Visits Washington, and the World Series Returns

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the Georgian presidential elections, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report on Syrian chemical weapons, …

A man passes campaign posters in Tbilisi, Georgia (David Mdzinarishvili/Courtesy Reuters).