The Speech Obama Should Give about ‘Innocence of Muslims’
A professor of the politics and culture of the Middle East argues that the current violent furor linked to a blasphemous YouTube clip offers a unique chance to deliver a telling message about freedom of speech.
Egypt’s Presidency Is Not for the Faint-hearted
International studies professor Nivien Saleh, author of Third World Citizens and the Information Technology Revolution, outlines the gantlet of challenges the prospective new president of Egypt will face in ruling a country emerging from a popular revolution.
The New Egypt: A Return to Dictatorship?
Analysis: The military strongmen who oversaw Egypt's political hierarchy for six decades hover ominously over the nation's new democracy. Nivien Saleh argues the U.S. has the power to pry the generals' fingers off the levers of power.
'Social Network' Recounts Classic American Bootstrap Tale
"The Social Network" is a film about Facebook's founding, true, but in many ways it's also a story of American meritocracy trumping European-style aristocracy.