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A look at the ups and downs of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
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THE RISE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE: ISIS AND THE NEW SUNNI REVOLUTION
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Nabeel Khoury
An investigation of the chaos in Iraq and Syria.
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A case for shaking the oil habit.
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A study of love, sex, and death in Tehran
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Circling the globe with Henry Kissinger
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NOBLE JEWS AND BLOODTHIRSTY ARABS
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Matthew Berkman
A dehumanizing portrait of Palestinians from an Israeli Liberal
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CHASING CHAOS: MY DECADE IN AND OUT OF HUMANITARIAN AID
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Laila El Baradei
The not-so-humane aspect of humanitarian aid
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THE GLOBALIZATION OF CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
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Neil Bhatiya
Probing the global implications of China’s clean energy technologies
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THE TRUTH ABOUT LIBERALISM
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Sophie McBain
Francis Fukuyama and the Dream of Democracy
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THE SON ALSO RISES: SURNAMES AND THE HISTORY OF SOCIAL MOBILITY
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Sophie McBain
Questioning how to measure social mobility
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THE TRUE AMERICAN: MURDER AND MERCY IN TEXAS
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Matthew Duss
The 9/11 tale of an American vigilante and his Bangladeshi immigrant victim
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AMONG THE RUINS: SYRIA PAST AND PRESENT
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Frederick Deknatel
Touring the ruins of Syria
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A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
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Neil Bhatiya
Should climate change be left to nation states to resolve? Not on your life.
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THE STRUGGLE FOR IRAQ’S FUTURE
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Rozina Ali
Does the rise of Islamic extremism prove that Iraqi democracy was doomed to fail?
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WORLD SUPPLY AND CHINESE DEMAND
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Neil Bhatiya
Is Beijing’s appetite for commodities pernicious, or simply pragmatic?
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TROUBLE IN WESTERN SAHARA
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Tom Stevenson
Investigating the myths surrounding the struggle over the Western Sahara
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CRICKET WON’T SAVE SOUTH ASIA
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Fawzia Mahmood
Making the case for normalizing India-Pakistan Relations
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FOREIGN POLICY BEGINS AT HOME: THE CASE FOR PUTTING AMERICA’S HOUSE IN ORDER
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Neil Bhatiya
Analyzing an overcommitted, underperforming United States
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WHAT ARABS THINK
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Rami G. Khouri
The Writing of a new Middle East narrative.
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THE DISPENSABLE NATION: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN RETREAT
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Jennifer Rowland
Jennifer Rowland parses the tale of a State Department insider.
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THE WAY OF THE KNIFE: THE CIA, A SECRET ARMY, AND A WAR AT THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
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Joshua Hersh
Joshua Hersh investigates America’s shadow war.
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STUMBLING TO TEHRAN
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Danny Postel
Danny Postel follows the Leveretts to Tehran.
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THE SCRAMBLE FOR CITIZENS: DUAL NATIONALITY AND STATE COMPETITION FOR IMMIGRANTS
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Kelsey Norman
Kelsey Norman deconstructs the story of dual citizens.
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IRANIANS IN AMERICA
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Chris Ulack
They fled a revolution in the Middle East, to experience discriminatory policies and stereotyping in the West
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THE LAST REFUGE: YEMEN, AL-QAEDA, AND AMERICA’S WAR IN ARABIA
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Laura Kasinof
Laura Kasinof reports on the rise of Al-Qaeda in Yemen
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RESTLESS EMPIRE: CHINA AND THE WORLD SINCE 1750
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Ira Hubert
Ira Hubert studies the meaning of Chinese history since 1750.
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THE EXTRAORDINARY FALL OF BO XILAI
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Anne Henochowicz
Anne Henochowicz investigates a murder in Chongqing
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THAT USED TO BE US
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Tarek Selim
Tarek Selim wonders how the U.S. can catch up with China
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ISLAMOPHOBIA AND THE POLITICS OF EMPIRE
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Matthew Duss
Matthew Duss ponders the problem of Orientalism in Washington
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SYRIA: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF ASSAD
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Lara Setrakian
Lara Setrakian examines the rise and fall of Bashar Al-Assad
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KILL OR CAPTURE: THE WAR ON TERROR AND THE SOUL OF THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY
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Malou Innocent
Malou Innocent reports on President Obama’s War on Terror
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AMERICANS ADRIFT: THE CRISIS OF VALUES IN THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY
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Maggie Severns
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy. By Christopher Hayes. Crown, 2012. 304 pp.
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REVOLUTION 2.0
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Wendell Steavenson
Wendell Steavenson searches for Wael Ghonim
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WHAT TO LEARN—OR NOT—FROM EARLY DRAFTS OF HISTORY
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Issandr El Amrani
The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East. By Marc Lynch; The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolution. By Marwan Bishara; The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East. By Tariq Ramadan.
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CARBON DEMOCRACY: POLITICAL POWER IN THE AGE OF OIL
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Jonathan Guyer
Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil. By Timothy Mitchell. Verso, 2011 288 pp.
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DECISIONS, DECISIONS
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Sheila Peuchaud
Thinking, Fast and Slow. By Daniel Kahneman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. 512 pp.
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BOOMERANG: TRAVELS IN THE NEW THIRD WORLD
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Hassan Yassin
Hassan Yassin reflects on the recklessness behind the global economic crisis
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BORDER CROSSINGS
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Shaden Khallaf
Shaden Khallaf examines how migration enriches our world
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JEREMY VERSUS GOLIATH: J STREET’S BRAVE EFFORT TO PROMOTE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
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Scott MacLeod
A New Voice for Israel: Fighting for the Survival of the Jewish Nation. By Jeremy Ben-Ami. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 242 pp.
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THE STRUGGLE FOR IRAN'S FUTURE
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The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future. Edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel. Melville House, 2010. 462 pp.
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THIS BURNING LAND
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Jonathan Randal
This Burning Land: Lessons From the Front Lines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. By Greg Myre and Jennifer Griffin. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, 2010. 320 pp.
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POLOKWANE AND BEYOND: THE STRUGGLE FOR WEALTH AND POWER IN THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA
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Nicholas Borain
After Apartheid: Reinventing South Africa? Edited by Ian Shapiro and Kahreen Tebeau. University of Virginia Press, 2011. 368 pp.
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ARAB VOICES
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Hafez Al Mirazi
Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters. By James Zogby. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 248 pp.
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THE WORST-KEPT SECRET
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Nabil Fahmy
The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb. By Avner Cohen. Columbia University Press, 2010. 416 pp.
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AFTERSHOCK
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Joshua Cooper Ramo
Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future. By Robert Reich. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. 192 pp.
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GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
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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
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FROM THE GUT: DECISIONS WITHOUT REFLECTION
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Shibley Telhami
Decision Points. By George W. Bush. Crown Publishers, 2010. 512 pp.
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No Exit: The Politics of Garbage in Lebanon
What Do We Learn from the Iran Deal?
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