| Aug 10, 2013
The "Arab Spring" may not have succeeded in bringing democracy to the Middle East. But it has provided powerful evidence of a different phenomenon: the illusion of U.S. influence over governments we once considered our clients.
Take Egypt. Before 2011,...
| Jul 17, 2013
"As Egypt goes," says an old adage, "so goes the Mideast." But the historic changes underway in Egypt have repercussions far beyond even that.
For four decades, Egypt, as the political and military leader of the Arab world, has been the linchpin of U.S....
| Jul 9, 2013
Who says President Obama isn't a unifier?
Last week, this newspaper's Edmund Sanders reported from Cairo "As rival camps of Egyptians protest for and against the toppling of President Mohamed Morsi, there is a rare point of agreement: America is to...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:54 AM
VALDAI, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he cannot guarantee Syria will surrender its chemical weapons arsenal and suggested that Israel could help ensure the success of the U.S.-Russian deal by surrendering its alleged...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:28 PM
After days of intense protesting and mounting opposition, Egypt’s military ousted the nation’s democratically elected leader, President Mohamed Morsi, who criticized the move as a “complete military coup.” In doing so, the military...
| Jul 4, 2013
Mohamed Morsi would probably still be the president of Egypt if he had governed in an inclusive and effective way. It's possible to recognize that fact and still lament the willingness of the Egyptian military to undo the results of a free and fair...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON — The military overthrow of the democratically elected government in Egypt, for decades America's most important Arab ally, has rekindled a fierce debate about whether the Obama administration's Mideast policy has been too passive and...
| Jul 6, 2013
Re "Army ousts Morsi," July 4
It is unfortunate that the Egyptian people found it necessary to depose their new democratically elected government. However, the transition need not result in a denial of democracy.
As stated in the Declaration of...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Tony Kushner’s landmark achievements have been “Angels in America,” the epic 1992 stage play that showed humanly flawed gay men loving, honoring and cherishing each other amid the fear and horror of the 1980s AIDS crisis, and the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Obama goes to Africa to hail democracy and joint ventures
Wednesday, June 26 -- President Obama embarks on a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday to show support for the continent’s developing democracies and to strengthen the U.S. role in a...
| Feb 6, 2013
Al Gore hails from Tennessee, but when he comes to California next week, he'll be coming back to his spiritual home. In 2000, Californians gave him a double-digit lead — 1.3 million votes — over George W. Bush for president. His documentary,...