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Joseph Braude
Changing the Channel
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It’s Not Just the Jihadi Web

We need to shut down jihadi television too.

Fighting ISIS on the Airwaves
The Warrior King

The world cheered at recent rumors that King Abdullah of Jordan would personally take part in air raids against ISIS. Here’s why the morale-boosting social media sensation was probably no accident.

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Learning Logic in the Middle East

Fledgling projects seek to fight Islamic extremism by introducing critical thinking and the scientific method to Arab societies. They may already be influencing education and government-run media.

Unlikely Reformers?
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Saudi Reforms Rising Quietly from Within

The kingdom’s push against the Muslim Brotherhood could provide an opportunity to move Saudi society away from religious extremism.

China's Soft Power
Radio Beijing in the Middle East

China’s Arabic-language television and radio outreach efforts don’t compare to America’s in traditional measures like audience size. But sometimes how many people are tuning in isn’t as important as who is tuning in.

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As a minority, and a minority that historically has often been unpopular, Jews have a structural interest in the protection of minority rights.

Petrostates in Peril

Economic growth is predictably sluggish for petrostates.

American Balkanization

Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.

Rage Against the Machine

The Palestinians want international sympathy. But rioting over metal detectors after a terrorist attack seems more likely to draw international contempt.

Revolution

A Schlumberger surge is a good sign for the health of the U.S. shale industry.

The Mueller Effect

Could it be that the President is less worried about the probe of his Russia dealings than about a general investigation with no set limits?

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