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Can Afghanistan’s Vibrant Democratic Press Survive?

Can Afghanistan’s Vibrant Democratic Press Survive?

(By Olof Blomqvist) The presidential election has shown Afghanistan’s increasingly mature media scene at its best – hopefully not for the last time. Afghanistan’s vibrant and diverse media scene is often held…

How Torture became Normalized in America

How Torture became Normalized in America

(By Rebecca Gordon) The US military involvement in Iraq has more or less ended, and the war in Afghanistan is limping to a conclusion. Yet leaks of Senate torture reports about actions…

Obama and David Brooks’s Manhood Problem

Obama and David Brooks’s Manhood Problem

(By Juan Cole) David Brooks attacked President Obama on Sunday, saying: “Basically since Yalta we’ve had an assumption that borders are basically going to be borders, and once that comes into question,…