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Jun 07, 2017

Nuclear Pakistan Sees The Saudi Game Against Qatar and Iran and Says, ‘No Thanks’

With the Arabs lashing out at each other—a family feud on steroids—nuclear-armed Pakistan is…

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Oct 01, 2016

The Spark that Lit the War on Terror

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, 9:00 AM It all seemed so easy back then. When American Marines landed in…

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Oct 16, 2015

A chessboard Middle East: Russia’s pawn is Syria

By Lawrence Pintak, Special to The Seattle Times -- (Oct. 17, 2015) MODERN Syria is dead.…

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Jan 18, 2015

We Are Not All Charlie Hebdo

(Jan. 18, 2015) It was a good week for American journalism. To state the obvious, there is no…

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Oct 10, 2012

Ask Romney This: What Will You Do About the Middle East?

(Oct. 10, 2012) Over the final month of the campaign, CJR will run a series of posts under the…

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Sep 27, 2012

Journalistic Firebombs in the Middle East: Is it our job to inflame or inform?

(Sept. 27, 2012) The pen is mightier than the sword, but it is also far more lethal when…

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Mar 24, 2012

Indonesia can teach Egypt about post-revolution generals and politics

JAKARTA (March 24, 2012) — "We warned them about trusting the military." The topic…

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Feb 11, 2012

Report on Media and Policy in the Muslim World Retreat

(Feb. 10, 2012) Journalists across the Muslim world are in need of political and practical…

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Oct 28, 2011

POWs, Dead Dictators, and Journalistic Ethics

(Oct. 27, 2011) The young Iranian prisoner was no more than fourteen, still caked with a thick…

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Jun 02, 2011

Lawrence Pintak on the Arab Media Revolution: A CJR Podcast

“Autocratic Arab governments have long controlled news and information with an iron hand,…

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Jun 02, 2011

Tweets from the Revolution

(June 2011) “I was attacked today when I tried to protect some foreigners.” The Facebook…

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Mar 03, 2011

Egypt Through My Students’ Eyes

(March 2, 2011) “I was attacked today when I tried to protect some foreigners.” The Facebook…

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