U.S. to Hand Egypt $1B With No Strings Attached

The State Department previously sought guarantees on human rights

How Plato and Aristotle Help Us Understand the Tyranny of Bashar al-Assad

Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?

Dumb and Dumber: When Neocons and Obama Liberals Agree

How neocons and Obama liberals have created catastrophe by consensus in the Middle East

Daybreak: Egyptian Jewish Community Leader Dies

Plus Venezuelan elections and an Albany update

Crimson-Blooded Americans

In André Aciman’s new Harvard Square, an Egyptian-born Jew and a Tunisian Muslim meet their limits

The U.S. and Egypt Fight Over Jon Stewart

Deleted tweets, charges of propaganda, and other high-level intrigue

Joe Biden Is Obama’s Iron Dome

Veep aims to inoculate from criticism on Israel

Daybreak: A Brooklyn Tragedy

Plus locusts descend upon Egypt

Daybreak: U.S. to Arm Syrian Rebels?

Plus Christine Quinn weighs the pros and cons of a Koch endorsement

Why Jordan’s Stability Is So Important

Remembering King Hussein, who died on this day in 1999

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