| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:04 AM
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's prime minister on Monday announced a long-awaited package of proposals aimed at democratic reform, including lifting some restrictions on the use of the Kurdish language and on wearing Islamic headscarves.
The reforms are...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:10 AM
On March 19, 2003, American troops rolled into Iraq, in search of weapons of mass destruction. “We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud,” warned Condoleezza Rice, President Bush’s national security advisor. In the long war...
| Aug 8, 2013
How can Egyptians and the world stem the tide of violence and chaos that has engulfed the country since the military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi? The answer depends on the success of Egypt's new constitutional process.
Critics of the military's...
| 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 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...
| Aug 27, 2013
The events in Egypt are causing a great deal of moral and intellectual confusion in Western circles, preoccupied as they are with the concept of democracy (after all, ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was elected). Populist sentimentality abounds....
| Aug 31, 2013
Re "The limits of democracy," Opinion, Aug. 27
Tsvi Bisk castigates those "preoccupied" with the concept of democracy in Egypt. His analysis is based on three mistaken assumptions.
First, Bisk says we should focus on "constitutionalism" rather than...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The violence racking Turkey over the last five days hasn't been about saving a few trees in densely developed Istanbul.
By the hundreds of thousands, Turks have been venting a decadelong accumulation of resentments over what they regard as Prime...