In Depth: South Asia and Turkey

2 Jan 2005

Who’s Stingy?

of these countries are only a miniscule fraction of the populations of Iran and Saudi ...

12 Feb 2010

Button It

were so essential are only just beginning to trickle into the country ...

10 Mar 2010

Between Niqab and Naked

in Islamic countries, I find it hard to leap to the defense of Western-style ...

25 Aug 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood Wants to Regulate Foreign Tourists

Michael J. Totten's blog Egyptian journalist Mohamed abd al-Raouf told me the entire tourism industry in his country is likely to resist the Muslim Brotherhood​ because Islamism in anything but its weakest ...

8 Jun 2012

Two New On-Screen Looks at Ukraine

Two new films critique the limitations of life in Ukraine—one through a begrudging, working-class acceptance of it, the other through a Soviet-era escape from it.
31 Dec 2014

Democracy: Four Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2015

2014 was a bleak year for the development of democracy around the world, but history has shown we are often blind to the democratic possibilities unfolding amidst the turmoil.