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June 1, 2011

Intelligence
Osama Bin Laden’s Death: One Month Later

Tomorrow marks the one month anniversary of President Barack Obama’s appearance before the nation to announce that “the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden.” Accordin…

Osama Bin Laden’s Death: One Month Later

April 14, 2011

Egypt
Goodfellas on the Nile

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa Mubarak and Gamal Mubarak in Cairo in early January (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters) In this extended season of the unthinkable becoming r…

Goodfellas on the Nile

March 23, 2011

Elections and Voting
El-Rufai Comments on Nigeria’s Elections

Former Nigerian Minister of the Federal Capital Territory El-Rufai speaks during his appearance at the Federal High court in Abuja. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters) Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Ni…

El-Rufai Comments on Nigeria’s Elections

August 2, 2011

United States
Osama Bin Laden: What Did Pakistan Know?

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and U.S. President Barack Obama (bottom L) in Karachi May 9, 2011 (Athar Hussain/Courtesy Reut…

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader bin Laden and U.S. President Obama in Karachi

September 2, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Saluting General David Petraeus

Outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander General David Petraeus salutes during the change of command ceremony in Kabul on July 18, 2011. (Ahmad Masood/courtesy Reuters) Abov…

Outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander General David Petraeus salutes during the change of command ceremony in Kabul July 18, 2011. U.S. General John Allen took over the ISAF command from General Petraeus. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

October 11, 2011

Egypt
Egypt: the Maspero Pogrom and the Failure of Leadership

Egyptian Christian woman mourns at the Coptic Hospital in Cairo (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters) If February 11, 2011 demonstrated the very best of Egypt, then October 9, 2011 demonstrated th…

Egypt: the Maspero Pogrom and the Failure of Leadership

September 28, 2011

Egypt
The New Corrective Revolution?

  A trader reacts at the Egyptian Stock Exchange in Cairo (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters) Outside official circles in Washington these days there is a lot of talk about the Egyptian economy.  This is …

The New Corrective Revolution?

September 22, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: The Palestinians Press for Statehood

U.S. President Barack Obama meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in New York on September 21, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I sat do…

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in New York September 21, 2011. Both leaders are in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

November 23, 2011

Egypt
Egypt: Who Will Be The Prime Minister?

When Field Marshal Tantawi accepted the resignation of the Sharaf government yesterday, he did not announce a new prime minister. Why? Apparently the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) cannot…

July 15, 2011

Politics and Government
Weekend Reading: Contesting the Revolution

Protesters chant anti-military rule slogans while carrying a big Egyptian flag at Saad Zaghloul Square in Alexandria (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters) Tahrir Documents-The Project for an Islamic Const…

Weekend Reading: Contesting the Revolution