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REGIONS
AMERICAS
DRILL, BABY, DRILL?
Neil Bhatiya
A case for shaking the oil habit. READ MORE
THE OBESITY CRISIS
Richard Dobbs, James Manyika
If trends persist, nearly half of the world's adult population will be overweight or obese by 2030. A comprehensive intervention strategy is required to fight a scourge as damaging to the global economy as war. READ MORE
WORLD ORDER
Tarek Osman
Circling the globe with Henry Kissinger READ MORE
CONSTITUTIONAL STORIES
Aaron Mills
Why are Canadians so ambivalent about the living conditions imposed on the country’s indigenous peoples, whose political communities survive despite being colonized and disempowered? A report from Turtle Island. READ MORE
#BLACKLIVESMATTER
Reverend Charles Williams II
Conservative backlash against Barack Obama and continuing police brutality against blacks indicates the country's legacy of slavery has not been overcome. READ MORE
REFLECTIONS OF A MEDIA CRITIC
Danny Schechter
The American political system is broken, and political journalism has played a part in that failure. READ MORE
CHASING CHAOS: MY DECADE IN AND OUT OF HUMANITARIAN AID
Laila El Baradei
The not-so-humane aspect of humanitarian aidREAD MORE
THE TRUTH ABOUT LIBERALISM
Sophie McBain
Francis Fukuyama and the Dream of Democracy READ MORE
FROM PINSTRIPES TO TWEETS
R. S. Zaharna
Gone are the days when diplomats could control messages crafted to influence foreign governments and citizens of other nations. Thanks to social media tools, publics are talking back—and to each other. Diplomacy will never be the same. READ MORE
HOLLYWOOD'S BAD ARABS
Jack G. Shaheen
For decades, American films and TV programs have vilified Arabs as villains and terrorists. Now a new generation of directors and producers is challenging racial, gender, and religious stereotypes—and making us laugh and think at the same time. READ MORE
WATCHDOGS UNLEASHED
Brant Houston
Investigative journalism seemed doomed when the collapse of the traditional business model saw newspapers cutting staff and even closing down. But digital technology is giving determined reporters new opportunities to dig up stories and publish them. READ MORE
DEATH OF THE NEWSROOM?
Christopher B. Daly
It’s commonplace to hear that the Internet is the end of great newspapers and broadcasters. Reflect on this: media empires were crumbling long before the World Wide Web came along. READ MORE
THE PROMISE OF DIGITAL
Dan Gillmor
People are getting their news on smartphones and laptops, increasingly via Twitter and Facebook. A requiem for serious journalism? A New Media guru explains why we should embrace the Online Age. READ MORE
HUFFINGTON’S WORLD
Cairo Review
Arianna Huffington revolutionized journalism with the Huffington Post. She speaks with Managing Editor Scott MacLeod about the future of digital media, taking HuffPost global, and the Charlie Hebdo killings. READ MORE
PROTESTS CAUSE AMERICANS TO TAKE NOTICE
Rami G. Khouri
When normal life and the economy are disrupted briefly, America takes notice. The status quo seems to endanger young black men in the first instance, but many other Americans sense they could be losers also.READ MORE
THE UNIVERSAL HORRORS OF KILLING WITH IMPUNITY
Rami G. Khouri
The United States reminds us now that killing with impunity is a terrible crime and a national failure, wherever it happens — Ferguson, New York City, the occupied Palestinian territories or elsewhere. READ MORE
IMPRESSIVE CITIZENSHIP IN PROFESSOR HORN’S CLASS IN BOSTON
Rami G. Khouri
Public officials in the United States who seek sensible advise on how to govern should attend a few sessions of Professor Denise Horn’s introductory class on International Affairs and Globalization at Northeastern University in Boston. READ MORE
THE RULE OF LAW TRIUMPHS — SORT OF — IN THE USA
Rami G. Khouri
Punishing a few hired gunmen while ignoring the responsibility of the political leadership of the United States and Great Britain that waged this criminal war in Iraq in the name of their entire nations is a gross abdication of responsibility. READ MORE
THE TRUE AMERICAN: MURDER AND MERCY IN TEXAS
Matthew Duss
The 9/11 tale of an American vigilante and his Bangladeshi immigrant victimREAD MORE
RISE OF THE SOUTH
Vijay Prashad
Within the decade, the United States will no longer be the largest economy in the world. What will end, and has already begun to end, is not U.S. power but U.S. primacy. READ MORE
ZIONISM’S FANATICS FACE NEW LANDSCAPES
Rami G. Khouri
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey apparently went for the Buffoon of the Year Award when, after he had accurately referred to the Palestinian West Bank as the “occupied territories"—and later apologized. READ MORE
SMILE, YOU’RE IN RIO
Julia Michaels
When the author arrived in 1995, she purchased an armored car and retreated to a gated community. Rio de Janeiro was a city at war with itself: elites of the wealthy enclaves versus the urban poor of the favelas. Society is now changing for the better, in ways that cannot be undone. READ MORE
FROM SYRIA TO SÃO PAULO
Monique Sochaczewski
Middle Eastern immigrants began arriving in the 1850s, and Brazilian governments have long promoted a narrative of harmonious relations between Arabs and Jews. Is this a myth? Is it a basis for a more robust Brazilian foreign policy for the region? READ MORE
ITAMARATY’S MISSION
Guilherme Casarões
Long a national pillar above party politics, the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations has fallen under heavy public scrutiny. It must resolve crises in three areas: ideological neutrality, bureaucratic harmony, and social legitimacy. READ MORE
PROTESTS, PROTESTS, EVERYWHERE
João Marcelo Ehlert Maia, Lia de Mattos Rocha
Something important happened last June: hundreds of thousands of Brazilians began marching for better public services and government accountability—and against police brutality. The question is not only whether the unrest will disrupt this year’s World Cup, but also how it may change Brazilian politics. READ MORE
BOOM OR BUST
João Augusto de Castro Neves
With commodities no longer booming, Brazil’s economy is in a slump. The good news is that whether or not President Dilma Rousseff wins re-election this year, economic reform is coming. READ MORE
FIFA RULES
Bernardo Buarque de Hollanda, Jimmy Medeiros
Hosting the finals of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association brings glory to Brazil. But the globalization of the tournament also challenges the sporting culture of a nation whose name is synonymous with football. READ MORE
THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
Kanishk Tharoor
Half the population of the planet will tune in to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It’s not only a sport we love. It’s the game that explains who we are. READ MORE
BRAZILIAN TRIUMPHS
Jerry Dávila
Some thirty years ago, dictators ruled and inflation soared. Today, Brazilians freely elect their presidents, while millions rise from poverty. The South American nation can teach the world something about building a prosperous democracy. READ MORE
BRAZIL ON THE WORLD’S STAGE
Cairo Review
Antonio Patriota, the Brazilian ambassador to the United Nations, speaks on the Middle East crises, American spying, domestic protests, and the 2014 World Cup.READ MORE
LETTER FROM BRAZIL
Filipe Nasser
Since at least the late nineteenth century, the Middle East has been an intrinsic part of our national narrative of racial and ethnic blending. READ MORE
TEXTS: 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
Analyzing 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
Cairo Review
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
Cairo Review
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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