Egypt Dispatch: Mobile phones, internet down

I just spoke by landline with Emad Mekay, at home just outside Cairo. Here’s my notes from our brief conversation. I’ll update later if we’re able to get back in touch. No internet for quite some while. The mobile phone… Continue Reading  

Know Any Young, Eager ForPol/Development Buffs?

Inter Press Service is seeking a graduate student or recent grad with a strong interest in U.S. foreign policy and/or international development who would like to gain writing and research experience as an intern in the IPS Washington bureau. This… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 27: National Review Online: Foundation for Defense of Democracies President Clifford May writes about the controversy surrounding a scheduled screening of the Clarion Fund’s film, “Iranium,” which was postponed after “suspicious letters”… Continue Reading  

RJC, EMET, Eric Cantor to host ‘Iranium’ on the Hill

While following up on my review, with my colleague Eli Clifton, of the new Clarion Fund film “Iranium,” I stumbled upon an invite for a Capitol Hill screening of the film. The showing of the movie in the Rayburn House… Continue Reading  

More Silence from America’s “Democracy Promoters”

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how remarkably tongue-tied the US’s self-proclaimed champions of democracy promotion and human rights on the neoconservative right became in response to the protests against a US ally in Tunisia. Now, Jack Ross has… Continue Reading