Monthly Archives: June 2012

Egypt and the Konami Coup

This weekend, a year and a half after Mubarak’s ouster was touted as the principal moment in the Arab Spring, a funny thing happened.  The SCAF, who were initially hoped to be good stewards for the transition to democracy, decided … Continue reading

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From the Cradle of Civilization to the Grave of Empires

“My goal for the next few years is to try and end the war and thus use the engineers to clear swamps and fallout so that farming may resume. I want to rebuild the world. But I’m not sure how. … Continue reading

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Syria is Libya on Nightmare Mode

Writing against an American military intervention in Syria, Walter Pincus says this: Syria is not a video game. Americans need to understand that. President Bashar al-Assad and his regime, fighting to stay in power, are using increasingly brutal force against their own people. It … Continue reading

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