Which Side Are You On?

The policy describing US military use of nuclear weapons is the 2005 Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations.

Iran’s Fuel for Conflict

Talks between Tehran and the West were stalled for months over the question of uranium enrichment: Iran was allowed to do this under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NNPT) but forbidden

War, More War Or Morer War

The headline ran in The New York Times a month ago, on November 7th: "All Afghan War Options by Obama Aides Said to Call for More Troops." According to White

Gideon Levy / Let’s face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy

The storm over remarks made by Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman is in many respects a tempest in a teapot, which has for a long time taken on holier aspects than

Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize. Is This a Joke?

So what are the odds? The week I write a cover story for the New Statesman, arguing that President Obama has turned into "Barack W Bush" and is emulating his

US Cutting Gaza Lifeline

No doubt at the instigation of the Israeli government, the Obama administration has authorized the United States Army Corps of Engineers to design a vertical underground wall under the border

How to Emancipate Muslim States from the Plague of Autocracy and Despotism?

Till our present day, there are still some Islamic groups that consider democracy to be un-Islamic, and maintain the hatred of freedom as their tradition. They argue that 'there is

Egypt confirms 35th H1N1 death in country

Egypt’s health ministry on Wednesday confirmed two more H1N1, or Swine Flu, deaths in the country, raising the total to 35. The past two weeks has witnessed the worst outbreak

Drop the knife: Stop FGM

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) usually involves the removal of the clitoris and other parts of female genitalia. It is considered by many people in Egypt as a necessary practice that

Muhammad Abduh and the AKP in Dialogue at Wolf Hall: Book Reviews

A couple weeks ago TBE added a Reading Material tab to our masthead, but additions to it don’t show up in Google Reader and maybe other RSS readers, and the