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Helena Cobban

Author Bios

Helena Cobban

Helena Cobban has written about (and often from) the Middle East since 1975. She writes a column on global affairs for the Christian Science Monitor, essays for Boston Review, and has published six books on international issues.

Her personal blog is Just World News. She is a Friend in Washington for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and thinks she may be the only Quaker who's also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.


News and Features

Tom Dine, for thirteen years head of AIPAC, now works for a two-state solution and on improving US-Syrian relations.

When I interviewed Salam Fayyad in Ramallah at the end of February, he
was a worried man--and with reason.

Reclaiming Palestinian territory in East Jerusalem looks to be new frontier for Israeli expansionism.

US diplomacy in the Middle East has been held hostage by a refusal to engage with these two popular movements.


The US and Iranian ambassadors in Baghdad met for four hours Monday, hosted by Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki in his office in the Baghdad Green...