February 4, 2011
Americans must wonder why Egypt’s president does not understand what seems obvious to so many of us: that he should step down now and thereby help bring Egypt’s crisis to an end. Mubarak gave his own…
May 25, 2011
Protesters gesture during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Cairo on May 20, 2011. Hundreds of Egyptians took to the streets to re-energize demands for reform that they say have not yet been fulfil…
July 23, 2018
This article first appeared here on ForeignPolicy.com July 23, 2018.
Earlier this month, Syrian regime forces hoisted their flag above the southern town of Daraa and celebrated. Although there is …
April 26, 2018
In Nicaragua and Armenia today, people are rising up against tyranny and demanding human rights and democratic rights.
Nicaragua has been suffering under a decade of misrule and deepening tyranny …
April 6, 2018
The arc of Egypt’s history is flat, and it bends toward autocracy.
March 13, 2018
Authoritarians are on the rise around the world, but history shows they’re mostly helpless.
February 28, 2018
There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.
January 16, 2018
Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are close to armed conflict over a Nile dam project; so far the United States is ignoring them.
December 21, 2017
Analysts have blamed Egypt’s autocracy for a recent attack that killed hundreds. But that’s not what’s motivating the violence.
November 18, 2017
Robert Mugabe is finally falling from power, after 37 years of vicious dictatorship that ruined his country.
Why now? Was it the destruction of the economy? Jailing too many opponents? Too much in…