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Khashoggi & America’s Part in a Saudi Horror
This brazen killing did not occur in isolation. If it was the “game-changer” that many see, it was also the latest, most extreme manifestation of a repressive regime that has acted with virtual impunity while maintaining enviably close ties to Washington. The Saudis did what they did because they assumed they could get away with it.
October 18, 2018
The Ascetic Beauty of Brancusi
Few artists encapsulate the story of the early twentieth-century avant garde more alluringly than Constantin Brancusi. Within a few years, he had somehow managed to apprentice with Rodin. Then, throwing out the master’s methods, he completely redefined what sculpture was.
July 28, 2018
The True Story of Palmyra
Some of the same powers that “rescued” Palmyra caused significant new damage of their own
#CultureUnderThreat: Recommendations for the US Government
a task force report by the Antiquities Coalition, the Asia Society, and the Middle East Institute
The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War
by Robert Bevan
Palmyre: L’irremplaçable trésor
by Paul Veyne
September 29, 2016 issue
Norway: The Two Faces of Extremism
Right-wing anti-immigration politics and jihadism are mutually reinforcing
One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway
by Åsne Seierstad, translated from the Norwegian by Sarah Death
Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia
by Sindre Bangstad
A Norwegian Tragedy: Anders Behring Breivik and the Massacre on Utøya
by Aage Borchgrevink, translated from the Norwegian by Guy Puzey
March 5, 2015 issue
The CIA: The Devastating Indictment
The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program
by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
February 5, 2015 issue
In the Heart of Mysterious Oman
Can Oman’s peaceful absolutism survive?
Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965–1976
by Abdel Razzaq Takriti
Oman: Politics and Society in the Qaboos State
by Marc Valeri
August 14, 2014 issue
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