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US Policy in Egypt

US officials have been engaged in remarkable linguistic creativity to avoid labeling the military takeover a coup. "“We have determined that we

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Our Word of the Year 2011

What a year! The Arab Spring, Germany's rejection of nuclear energy, the crisis in the Eurozone, a plagiarism scandal. As the year winds down, our staff sits down to discuss their "words of the year",

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Europe’s Far Right

Right-wing parties have expanded their voting base throughout Europe: Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, Jimmie Akesson in Sweden, the FPÖ in Austria. What unites them is the abandonment of classical

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An Internet Revolution?

The idea of a twitter-revolution is catching on -in Tunisia and Egypt. Social media are changing the information flow and help to bypass monopolies of power. But change and freedom are still fought fo

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