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Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

In an interview last month, Egyptian politician Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh displayed the poise and good humor of a man who had the foresight to step off a bus before it rolled into a ditch. The former Muslim Brotherhood member spoke confidently about newly democratic...
Strings Attached

Strings Attached

In spring 2002, with the Second Intifada entering its second year, I was in Damascus drinking tea with a friend in his shop near the Umayyad Mosque. We were watching a televised broadcast of Israel’s assault on the West Bank, which it was reoccupying. When I asked my...