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  • Sundance Film Review: 'We Are the Giant'

    "We Are the Giant" profiles seven activists involved in various national uprisings of the Arab Spring, several of whom already have high international profiles; some are now deceased or imprisoned. A surfeit of harrowing on-the-ground footage during...
  • Truth as Strange as Fiction for Oscar's Documentary Nominees

    Looking at this year's quintet of nominees for documentary feature, it's not hard to see them falling into one of two camps: art or war. Both "20 Feet From Stardom" and "Cutie and the Boxer" are portraits of artists struggling for widespread recognition....
  • In Lebanon, Iran Embassy bombings kill 25

    BEIRUT — A pair of suicide bombings at Iran's embassy that killed an Iranian diplomat and at least 24 other people underscored how the violence in Syria has traversed borders and fanned sectarian tensions across the Middle East. Lebanon has long...
  • Stop coddling Egypt's military

    Stop coddling Egypt's military
    It's increasingly evident that the military rulers of Egypt are determined to intimidate and silence their political opponents, whether they are members of the Muslim Brotherhood or secular Egyptians who believe the generals are betraying the spirit of...
  • Tunisian government to step down ahead of elections

    Tunisian government to step down ahead of elections
    CAIRO -- Approaching the third anniversary of the overthrow of a despotic leader, Tunisia has moved a step closer to holding its first presidential elections since the uprising that triggered the regional revolts known collectively as the Arab Spring....
  • Tunisian government steps down ahead of elections and amid protests

    Tunisian government steps down ahead of elections and amid protests
    CAIRO -- Tunisia’s Islamist prime minister stepped down Thursday, upholding a pledge aimed at breaking a political stalemate and paving the way for new elections in the country where the Arab Spring began. Tunisia is approaching the third...
  • Pivot airs Occupy Wall Street documentary

     
    Sept. 17 marks the two-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, which began with Occupy Wall Street in New York City and gradually expanded throughout the country, and the world, in a series of protests and “occupations” against income...
  • Rachel Marsden: Who are Turkey's agents provocateurs?

    PARIS -- To believe the media narrative, the "Arab Spring" has arrived in yet another Islamic nation -- Turkey this time -- snowballing at record speed from a single protest over the fate of trees under an urban-development plan. This simplistic...
  • Possible stalemate in Syria lesser of two evils

    PARIS -- The major threat in the Middle East to international peace is Syria's civil war, not the rhetorical battles between Iran and an Israel that claims to be straining against its American leash. The Syrian war is the focus of Sunni-Shiite rivalry,...
  • Arab Awakening and a failed European aeronautics merger

    PARIS -- It has been a bad week for American policymakers concerned with the Middle East (as for the Middle Easterners themselves), and it will be important to see what Mitt Romney and Barack Obama make of it in their second debate (which occurs after...
  • Their revolution and ours

    It's happening again. The revolution that overthrew Egypt's long-time dictator is now being overthrown itself. One revolution leads to another, one dictatorship to another. The game never ends; the revolving door just keeps spinning. Hosni Mubarak's 30-...
  • The more Egypt changes...

    It's as though the local police department here in Little Rock -- and police departments all across the country -- had opened fire on those Occupy protesters in city after city. Remember the Occupy "movement"? It came and went so fast it's now just...