Media

Dispatch

If a Tree Falls in Baghdad…

Ten years after the Iraq war, almost everything in this country -- from security to its place in the region -- is still in play.

Jane Arraf |

Argument

The Hate List

Is America really being overrun by right-wing militants?

J.M. Berger |

Micah Zenko

God Bless Bob Woodward

In praise of investigative reporting.

Micah Zenko |

Feature

The Toppling

How the media inflated a minor moment in a long war.

Peter Maass |

Dispatch

Pressed

The propaganda war in Kuwait.

Peter Maass |

Marc Lynch

Tehran Tanking

Iran's popularity in the Arab world is way down, but sectarianism is on the rise.

Marc Lynch |

Argument

Pilgrims and Idiots

How celebrities should handle visits to authoritarian countries in today's world.

Arch Puddington |

Dispatch

The Brotherhood vs. the Free Press

Egypt's new rulers are determined to tighten their grip on the media scene in Cairo. I should know -- they had me fired.

Hani Shukrallah |

Argument

Rolling out the Red Carpet

Why is Hollywood kowtowing to China?

Damien Ma |

Argument

Israel's Script Turns Sour

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.

Lisa Goldman |

Feature

Does Hollywood Have a Foreign Policy?

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.

Joshua E. Keating |

Feature

The Little Search Engine That Couldn’t

How China’s Communist Party tried to compete with Google, and failed miserably.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

House of Cards Is a House of Cards

Why can't Americans do political intrigue like the Brits?

Emma G. Keller |

Argument

White Smoke

An insider's guide to choosing the new pope.

Daniel Williams |

Dispatch

The Laughingstock Next Door

How the Chinese are using Kim Jong Un's antics to mock their own leaders.

Helen Gao |

Dispatch

Revolution, Interrupted

There's a reason Egyptians keep taking to the streets: The Muslim Brotherhood has proved to be little more than the old Mubarak clique with beards.

Hani Shukrallah |

Marc Lynch

Twitter Devolutions

How social media is hurting the Arab Spring.

Marc Lynch |

Christian Caryl

Martyrs of the Revolution

If history is any guide, today’s assassination in Tunisia could set off a dangerous revolutionary dynamic.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Tehranimal Farm

How George Orwell explains Iran.

Roland Elliott Brown |

Argument

The People's Republic of Hacking

China’s campaign of cyber attacks has reached epidemic proportions. Can anything be done to stop it?

Adam Segal |

Dispatch

Live, from Beirut...

Watching TV with Hezbollah.

Mitchell Prothero |

Christian Caryl

The First Lab Results Are In

Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Covering the Syrian Catastrophe

The 22-month civil war is even worse than the headlines make it seem.

Lara Setrakian |

Christian Caryl

What I Learned from Gerard Depardieu

The French actor's case is the exception that proves the rule: Citizenship still matters.

Christian Caryl |

Christian Caryl

The Year in Unfreedom

An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Year in Quotes

The 20 most puzzling, hypocritical, and revealing things said about U.S. foreign policy in 2012.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Feeling the Pain in Tehran

As sanctions bite, some of Iran's leaders are signaling a willingness to come back to the negotiating table.

Nazila Fathi |