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January 8, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

June 24, 2011

Weekend Reading

People swim in the Nile to cool off during a hot day in Cairo (Asmaa Waguih/Courtesy Reuters) Mona Yacoubian and Elias Muhanna discuss the new Lebanese cabinet and the Special Tribunal fo…

June 17, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Weekend Reading

People wave Egyptian flags during a pro-democracy rally at Tahrir Square, in Cairo (Peter Andrews/Courtesy Reuters) I will be blogging from Cairo all next week. In the meantime, enjoy this week’s in…

June 10, 2011

Weekend Reading

Tourists walk past shop selling carpets and souvenirs in Mediterranean Turkish city of Antalya (Umit Bektas/Courtesy Reuters) The Arabist on ElBaradei’s new memoir, The Age of Deception Gregory…

June 3, 2011

Weekend Reading

A butcher chops meat in his store in a souk in Fez (Lucy Nicholson/Courtesy Reuters) Emad Gad on Ahram Online - How to Author a Constitution Michael Young in The Daily Star – The Void in Beirut…

May 27, 2011

Weekend Reading

Lebanese freshly baked bread emerges from an oven at a bakery in Beirut (Jamal Saidi/Courtesy Reuters) Marc Lynch’s piece on John McCain on Foreign Policy.com: Straight Talk on the Arab Spring …

May 20, 2011

Weekend Reading

Egyptian women walk past a policeman in the newly renovated historical street of Elmoez Lideen Ella in Old Cairo (Asmaa Waguih/Courtesy Reuters) The Maghreb Blog: Morocco’s Shaky Commitment to Re…

May 13, 2011

Weekend Reading

A goldsmith poses with gold bangles in his jewellery shop in Amman (Ali Jarekji/Courtesy Reuters) My interview on Charlie Rose discussing Turkey. From Tahrir Documents, a call for demonstra…

May 6, 2011

Weekend Reading

Jewish worshipers pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City (Ronen Zvulun/Courtesy Reuters) The Muslim Brotherhood is starting a football club, to the dismay of the blogosphere …