Archive | February, 2011

Arab Uprising

Some Thoughts on the Arab Uprising   When I ponder the events of the last month in the Arab world, I’m reminded of Herbert Stein’s remark: “Anything that can’t go on forever, won’t.” From Morocco to Bahrain,  kings and rulers are looking at a prairie fire of popular opposition.  And the only thing a guy […]

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Last Fall in Afghanistan

Last Fall in Afghanistan   If you follow the news of any place daily, you start to see some patterns. I have been following events in Afghanistan on a daily basis since mid-August, and in that time I’ve seen stories well up, break, and vanish—although some are still simmering, and some are threatening to blow […]

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