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Jeff Zucker, meet Sir Thomas Gresham.
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Powerful photos of defiance from Freedom House's "Images of Freedom and Repression."
Dear Americans, stop patting yourselves on the back for 'not letting the terrorists win.'
Autocrats are trying to limit free speech online. Here's why we need to make sure they fail.
A guide to the Internet blame game.
Meet Sayed Kashua, Israel's most popular writer, comedian, critic -- and Arab.
Why Reagan’s former budget chief is like a crazy person howling in the wind. Let’s ignore him.
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Eric Harroun claims to have joined up with an al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria’s brutal civil war. We tracked him down, but getting the truth was more difficult.
Ten years after the Iraq war, almost everything in this country -- from security to its place in the region -- is still in play.
Iran's popularity in the Arab world is way down, but sectarianism is on the rise.
How celebrities should handle visits to authoritarian countries in today's world.
Egypt's new rulers are determined to tighten their grip on the media scene in Cairo. I should know -- they had me fired.
Hollywood used to portray Israelis as heroic and brave. Today, it's films about the brutality of the occupation that make it to the silver screen.
Tinseltown’s biggest films tend to be highly critical of American power, but also reinforce the idea that the rest of the world is a place best avoided.
How China’s Communist Party tried to compete with Google, and failed miserably.
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