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Andrew Bernard
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Media Wars
Al Jazeera’s “Live Egypt” Goes Dead

Al Jazeera shuts down its Egyptian network in an apparent attempt by the Qatari government to restore ties.

Podcast Puts the Justice System on Trial

NPR’s hit podcast “Serial,” an intensely voyeuristic look into the murder of a teenage girl, is also a provocative examination of justice in America.

Recognizing Palestine
Netanyahu: Europe Learned Nothing from the Holocaust

After an EU court removed Hamas from its list of designated terrorist organizations and the EU parliament voted to recognize Palestine, Israel PM Netanyahu accuses Europe of forgetting the Holocaust.

The Cost of Stability
Egypt’s New Terror Law Threatens Civil Society Groups

Egypt’s new “terrorist entities” law defines terrorism in such a way as to give the state broad powers to restrict political action and civil society groups.

Boots On Too Much Ground
Has Hezbollah Overstretched Itself?

After years of fighting in Syria, Hezbollah has sent combat advisers to Iraq. The terrorist organization may have overreached, which could be a boon for the Lebanese Army.

Iran Unbowed
Ayatollah and Israel Agree: Iran Unhurt by Status Quo

Ayatollah Khamanei has celebrated that the West and its allies have failed to “bring Iran to its knees.” His assessment is shared by an unlikely group: Israel and a host of U.S. Senators.

Omnis Divisa in Partes Tres
Libya: Going or Gone?

As competing governments square off, Libya increasingly looks like it may have broken into pieces that won’t be reassembled.

The Islamic State of Iraq al Sham and Sinai?
Egypt’s Islamists at a Crossroads

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, responsible for a series of bombings that have killed dozens of Egyptian soldiers, has pledged its loyalty to ISIS. Egypt’s Islamists face a difficult choice over whether to embrace radicalism.

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Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

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