A Political and Literary Forum
News of Osama bin Laden’s killing by U.S. special forces at a compound near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad has sunk in. News of al Qaeda’s demise, on the other hand, has not.
Fawaz A. Gerges
History shows that forcing rulers from power rarely works. Even apparently successful regime changes often leads to bitter civil war.
Alexander B. Downes
A Syrian Activist Continues the Fight From Lebanon
I was fifteen when we left Palestine in the summer of 2000, just a few months before the al Aqsa Intifada.
Sari Nusseibeh’s new book on a Palestinian state substitutes timeless philosophical reflection for concrete political imagination.
Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon
The Egyptian revolution from the center of Cairo.
Reflections on democratic yearnings in Iran
Kept underground in Evin Prison.
A short story by the 2009 Bita Prize winner.
Goli Taraghi accepts the Bita Prize.
Akbar Ganji Accepts the Friedman Prize.
Akbar Ganji, Hamid Dabashi
Iran’s crisis offers an opportunity for real change.
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Samuel Miller McDonald
Andrew L. Croxford
Jonathan M. Metzl
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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