Stephen Glain is a freelance journalist and author based in Paris. The paperback edition of his second book, State vs. Defense: The Battle to Define America’s Empire, will be released in August by Crown.
On the eve of the presidential runoff, a once-molten political landscape has hardened into a handful of rival camps.
Seemingly within reach of unprecedented power in a post-Mubarak Egypt, the group faces the prospect of implosion.
Far from being a monolith, the Ikhwan, as it is known in Arabic, is well scored by demographic and ideological fault lines.
Zealots are trying to turn the military into a religious army. Mikey Weinstein is fighting back.
The Pentagon has all but eclipsed the State Department in setting US foreign policy.
The prospect of a dynastic succession could make for a messy transfer of power in the political epicenter of the Arab world.
A spirited daily paper is the last remaining defender of Israel's tradition of dissent.
Iraq has prompted the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world, and it's threatening to destabilize the entire region.
By denying a noted Islamic religious scholar entry to the United States because of his ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the Bush Administration reveals its inability to deal with the realities of the Middle East.
The Pentagon casts China as the Next Big Threat, but the Chinese regime
is a far greater threat to its unmoored and angry citizens. China's
unbridled economic expansion has also become a perilous source of