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On His Own in Anbar

On His Own in Anbar

The misery index for Iraq’s long-suffering citizens took a quantum leap upwards when Al-Qaeda-linked fighters overran Ramadi and Fallujah last week, essentially guaranteeing new levels of sectarian conflict as forces of the Shi’ite-dominated government move in to...
The Only Way is Up

The Only Way is Up

From Kuwait City to Sana’a, from Jeddah to Manama, women on the Arabian Peninsula are on the move, and the coming year is likely to bring them increased opportunities, be it in the job market, the government or the private sector. These improvements are due less to...
Another Boston Massacre

Another Boston Massacre

I was visiting the Boston area, where I grew up, when two explosions went off on Monday at the world-renowned Boston Marathon, killing at least three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injuring more than 170. The bombings untethered a wave of familiar...
Washington’s Amnesia

Washington’s Amnesia

Should the United States become more actively involved in Syria? It is a question that deeply divides Washington. And it was the question recently debated at a new member of the Washington think tank fraternity. The January 30 event was sponsored by the McCain...