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In Depth: Middle East, Tunisia and Lebanon

3 Jan 2012

Arab Spring or Islamist Winter?

The number of genuinely liberal democracies to emerge soon in the Arab world is likely to be one or zero.
18 Mar 2012

The Great Ideological Battleground, Redux

I've seen so far, my initial analysis seems sound. This country is more ...

1 Feb 2012

Arab Spring or Islamist Winter?

these countries have in common with each other is that they’re in turmoil ...

10 Apr 2012

The Lost City

and Iran were back in the saddle. They don’t govern the country directly, ...

3 Jul 2013

Armed Forces Control Egypt

hooligans, and gang rapists. In other countries, such as Lebanon, Tunisia, ...

24 Oct 2011

Tunisia Votes

Michael J. Totten's blog Tunisia, the first Arab country both I and the “Arab Spring” visited, successfully held what looks like a free and fair election. This doesn’t surprise me. The Islamist party has reportedly done ...

27 Jan 2011

The Gathering Storm

Michael Zantovsky's blog As of last week, the Middle East is in turmoil. The old regime in Tunisia is gone; a new one has not quite taken its place. The game is up in Sudan, which will soon divide into two countries ...

12 Apr 2004

Tripoli and Fallujah

I’ve never been to a country run by a lunatic. Neither has Shelly. ...