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James Kirchick

James Kirchick

James Kirchick, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, is the author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age (Yale University Press).

Several days ago on contentions, I pointed out that Robert Dreyfuss, Senior Correspondent of The American Prospect, once worked as the "Middle East Intelligence Director"...

The New Yorker carried a piece last week in its "Talk of the Town" section about a gathering of graying (and not so graying) leftists...

The very first thing you see upon entering Harare International Airport is a portrait of His Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe. I recall...

Over at Tapped, the blog of the American Prospect, Kate Sheppard links to a story in the Washington Monthly about the political cult leader...

There are some great doings at the website of what I like to think of as a sister publication to COMMENTARY across the pond: the...

According to its website, the mission of Campus Progress, an outfit affiliated with left-of-center think tank the Center for American Progress, is "to see that...

Osama bin Laden released a message Tuesday, calling on jihadists to attack "the Crusader invaders," not just in Iraq, but also in the Darfur region...

Last month, in response to the overwhelming passage of the Kyl-Lieberman amendment labeling Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson...

It is truly a boon for observers of South African politics that the country's president writes a several-thousand word message every week to his supporters....

When Columbia University invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak last month, the most common refrain uttered by the University's defenders was that, by doing...

Reading Thabo Mbeki's weekly letters is alternately a mind-numbing and revelatory experience. Mind-numbing because of their length and monotony; revelatory because they really do give...

In Zimbabwe, presidential and parliamentary elections have been scheduled for March of 2008. The decision to hold these elections—brokered after a series of negotiations held...