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February 6, 2017

President Trump’s Settlement Policy Breaks Ground

For the first dozen days of the Trump administration, it seemed to Israelis that they had a free hand to settle the West Bank. Israel announced its intention to build thousands of new houses, and Pri…


April 29, 2016

Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of April 29, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Afghan female athletes forced to the sidelines. Despite annual donation…

Afghan Women Sports

November 13, 2013

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Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines, the United States, and China

As more news of the extensive destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan rolls in—some storm experts are saying that it is the most powerful typhoon ever to hit land—I have spoken with a number of reporte…

Evacuated residents prepare to get onto a U.S. military plane at Tacloban airport in central Philippines on November 13, 2013, five days after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the area. (Bobby Yip/Courtesy Reuters)

April 22, 2011

Weekend Reading

A woman weaves a carpet at a factory in Mashad, east of Tehran (Caren Firouz/Courtesy Reuters) Qifa Nabki on the Lebanese stalemate in forming a new government. Joshua Landis on Syria Comme…

Weekend Reading

July 29, 2011

Weekend Reading: Clueless in DC, Chaos in Syria, Exhilaration in Benghazi

Syria's Sufi Tahleela Band performs during the third annual Sufi Festival in Amman (Ali Jarekji/Courtesy Reuters) Manar el-Shorbagy writes for al-Masry al-Youm on Washington’s failure to reco…

Weekend Reading: Clueless in DC, Chaos in Syria, Exhilaration in Benghazi

March 23, 2011

Syria in Play?

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (Benoit Tessier/Courtesy Reuters) It seems from my twitter feed and news reports that Syria might be in play. Amid a complete media blackout, best that anyon…

Syria in Play?