Mideast Watch

Politics & Policy

Week 7 in Syria

…and the protests continue, only more intensely, with 14 more killed this week. Anthony Shahid reports a few interesting developments:  The Syrian government has sent signals to allies, in particular neighboring ...
Politics & Policy

Chaos in Egypt

Post-”Spring,” Egypt seems to be having some trouble exhibiting national unity. David Kirkpatrick reports from Cairo on violence surrounding Egypt’s Christians: A night of street fighting between hundreds of Muslims and ...
Politics & Policy

30,000 Dead in Libya?

According to one diplomat, the death toll from the crackdowns and civil war combined is likely between 10,000 and 30,000. Via The Lede:   Gene Cretz, the American ambassador to Libya, said ...