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REGIONS
AMERICAS
DOCUMENTS: UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
Rozina Ali
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FOREIGN POLICY BEGINS AT HOME: THE CASE FOR PUTTING AMERICA’S HOUSE IN ORDER
Neil Bhatiya
Neil Bhatiya analyzes an overcommitted, underperforming United States READ MORE
THE TRIAL OF CHELSEA MANNING
Alexa O’Brien
A military judge found the U.S. army private guilty on twenty espionage and other charges related to the leaking of military field reports and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. But the lack of transparency in the proceedings raises questions about the legitimacy of the verdict and the harshness of the sentence. Rather than achieving justice, the conviction highlights President Obama’s war on whistleblowers. READ MORE
FORTRESS NEW YORK
Harvey Molotch
Since the September 11 attacks, Gotham lives under a blanket of tight security. Police and guards seem everywhere. Inspections, intrusions and blockages are the norm. The financial cost is huge. Quality of life is diminished. Is there anything to show for it? READ MORE
REIMAGINING DETROIT
John Gallagher
The Motor City, once the world automobile capital, is now better known for urban decay. Public services are abysmal, crime rampant, and leadership absent. But a promising comeback may be in the works, thanks to civic-minded corporate executives, leaders of charitable foundations, and nonprofit neighborhood groups. READ MORE
QUEST FOR A NEW UTOPIA
Anthony M. Townsend
By the year 2100, our cities may be home to eight billion people, 80 percent of the projected global population. Much depends on how we navigate the intersection between urbanization and digital technology. Build the Smart City, but one street corner at a time. READ MORE
OUR URBAN DREAM
Jaime Lerner
The former mayor of Curitiba says decisive battles for the quality of life are being fought in cities, with the future of the planet at stake. He calls for citizen participation on a global scale to overcome poverty, ignorance and environmental degradation. To innovate, he argues, is to begin. READ MORE
DANGEROUS MAN
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Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times in 1971 in hopes of ending U.S. military involvement in Vietnam. He speaks with Managing Editor Scott MacLeod about America’s latest whistleblowers, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden—and explains how unchecked power threatens the human race. READ MORE
IRANIANS IN AMERICA
Chris Ulack
They fled a revolution in the Middle East, to experience discriminatory policies and stereotyping in the WestREAD MORE
ENGAGING THE HAITIAN DIASPORA
Tatiana Wah
Some 70 percent of Haiti's skilled workers live outside the country. Tapping this important resource for economic development requires a better understanding of why they left and how they can effectively contribute to their homeland. READ MORE
AMERICA'S NEW FACE
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San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is a leading voice for the humane treatment of undocumented migrants in the debate over U.S. immigration reform. He speaks with Cairo Review Managing Editor Scott MacLeod on being the grandson of a Mexican immigrant, why illegal aliens should be offered a path to citizenship, and how the rising clout of Hispanic voters forced Republicans to "change their tune" on the issue. READ MORE
HUGO CHÁVEZ & THE MIDDLE EAST: WHICH SIDE WAS HE ON?
Danny Postel
There’s a less discussed dimension of the Chávez legacy to examine: his relations with the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, a story whose significance became more salient with the onset of the momentous changes the region has been undergoing over the last few years. READ MORE
NEW ORLEANS, MARCHING ON
Anne Gisleson
From Katrina to Isaac, hurricanes have brought death and destruction. Two years ago came another calamity: the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster. Adding insult to injury, citizens no longer have a daily newspaper to inform on their troubles. The story of how a great American city wrangles the void.READ MORE
STILL MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

Jonathan Guyer
The demise of the American newspaper seemed to be the death knell for an All-American tradition: the editorial cartoon. But a spirited new generation of cartoonists is taking its irreverence online. Rest assured: the Republic remains in safe hands!READ MORE
OUTLOOK FOR OBAMACARE
Katie Keith, Tanya Baytor
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 was a milestone in the long fight for health care reform in the U.S. But despite President Obama’s reelection, it is far from clear whether it will deliver on its promise. A close examination of the question of implementation.​READ MORE
A DEEP, DEEP SLEEP
Tom Kutsch
In the film The Dark Knight Rises, Batman once again saves Gotham City from ruin but at the ostensible cost of the superhero’s own life. It is a parable that explores fear and anxiety in the Age of Terror and forces Americans to confront truths about the violence in their land. READ MORE
ISLAMOPHOBES
Moustafa Bayoumi
For much of the U.S., the September 11 attacks transformed Muslim Americans from an invisible minority to a shadowy people to be feared. During the Obama presidency, civil rights conditions for the community have gone from bad to worse. The popular climate has become uglier. Something has changed in America.READ MORE
THAT USED TO BE US
Tarek Selim
Tarek Selim wonders how the U.S. can catch up with ChinaREAD MORE
ISLAMOPHOBIA AND THE POLITICS OF EMPIRE
Matthew Duss
Matthew Duss ponders the problem of Orientalism in WashingtonREAD MORE
AMERICANS ADRIFT: THE CRISIS OF VALUES IN THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY
Maggie Severns
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy. By Christopher Hayes. Crown, 2012. 304 pp. READ MORE
ELECTIONS, AMERICAN-STYLE
Madeline B. Welsh
Cairo was dark when U.S. Representative Patricia Schroeder stepped off the plane in Egypt. Very dark. It was the beginning of the 1973 Middle East war, Israeli forces had reached Kilometer 101, and the capital was under a blackout. READ MORE
THE CAIRO REVIEW INTERVIEW: TO MARS AND BEYOND
Cairo Review
Charles Elachi, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, leads an institution long in the forefront of man’s exploration of the universe. He speaks with Managing Editor Scott MacLeod about his upcoming search for life on Mars, the future of the U.S. space program, the need for investment in Middle East education, and what happens when a space explorer and an actor from Star Trek have dinner together.READ MORE
DECISIONS, DECISIONS
Sheila Peuchaud
Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. 512 pp.READ MORE
TO THINK, TO WRITE, TO PUBLISH
Lee Gutkind, David Guston , Gwen Ottinger
Global challenges related to technology demand attention to their social and ethical aspects and not only their tec hnical ones. but Science and Innovation Policy is not easy to get across to the gener al public. A solution: communicating policy through the genre of creative nonfiction.READ MORE
ENERGY JUSTICE
Clark A. Miller
In the coming fifty years, choices will be made about what kinds of energy systems to build for the future, where to build them, and how to distribute their benefits, costs, and risks. These choices will help determine which countries and communities flourish and which deteriorate. The fight is on. READ MORE
KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT BORDERS
Michael M. Crow, William B. Dabars
American research universities are the envy of the world, but they must adapt if they are to create kno wledge that responds to the ‘grand challenges’ of our epoch. Only an amalgamation of transdisciplinary, transinstitutional, and transnational frameworks has the potential to advance broader social and economic outcomes.READ MORE
BRAZIL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Celso Amorim
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silvaa made the region a foreign policy focus in pursuit of greater South-South cooperation. An insider’s look at how the Brasília sees Arab democratization, Arab-Israeli peace, the nuclear standoff with Iran and trade and investment promotion.READ MORE
AFTERSHOCK
Joshua Cooper Ramo
Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future. By Robert Reich. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. 192 pp. READ MORE
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Jennifer Bremer
How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance. By Parag Khanna; World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance. By Jonathan G. S. Koppell; The Future of Power. By Joseph S. Nye, Jr.; The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas. By Steven Weber and Bruce W. Jentleson READ MORE
FROM THE GUT: DECISIONS WITHOUT REFLECTION
Shibley Telhami
Decision Points. By George W. Bush. Crown Publishers, 2010. 512 pp.READ MORE
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