Double Agent

The Arab Spring has cast new light on resistance in the Middle East. A rare 2007 encounter with the leader of Iran’s Jundullah reveals the murky place held by the region’s so-called freedom fighters.

Generation X

The Arab Spring is liberating a generation from repressive political institutions, but the intellectual legacies of the regimes they are helping topple may be tougher to shake

Pulp Fictions

A top Obama Afghanistan adviser reviews a new book examining the end-of-days pulp novels popular in the Islamic world, potboilers that mix Western science-fiction tropes with classic anti-Semitism

Trial and Error

Studying the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial provided a reminder that it’s always crucial to confront Holocaust denialism, whether among Nazis in the immediate postwar years or from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today

Sundown: Anti-Boycott Bill Passes

Plus the doctor is out, and more

Democratic State

While protests rage across the Arab Middle East, Israel stands as a regional model of resiliency, relevance, and democratic adaptability. And the Arab states will have to be more like it to survive.

Daybreak: Prelude to a Second Cast Lead?

Plus A’jad may have played ball, and more in the news

Home Stand

Tajikistan was home to thousands of Bukharan Jews, and conditions seemed right for it to stay that way. But the legacy of Soviet persecution and recent Central Asian ties to Iran have made Jewish life more difficult to maintain.

Sundown: Find Out What Your Leaders Are Paid

Plus A’jad-ology, Hitch on Hank, and more

Personal Revolution

Iranian, American, Jewish: Reflections on a complicated life

Sundown: Turkish Parsing

Plus gross bagel snacks, homo Seinfeld-economicus, and more

Deadly Fictions

The classified diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks are the Pentagon Papers of the pro-Israel right

Daybreak: Stuxnet Strikes!

Plus new referendum law, anti-Semitism in Britain, and more in the news

Southern Exposure

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to Hezbollah reveals the deepening isolation of the Shia in Lebanon

Daybreak: The Nuclear Talks Tease

Plus federations worried about aging donor base, and more in the news

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