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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).

In July 2009, a group of 22 distinguished Central and Eastern European intellectuals and former government officials published an open letter to the recently inaugurated...

On August 18, security officers at London’s Heathrow Airport detained a Brazilian named David Miranda. They did so under the United Kingdom’s Terrorism Act, which allows...

On July 19, 2005, authorities in the Iranian city of Mashhad publicly lynched two teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, for the alleged crime of...

In the spring of 2008, during the waning months of the Bush years, I was among a group of journalists, think tankers, and former government...

Last June, the distinguished American journalist Seymour Hersh published an article in the New Yorker entitled “Iran and the Bomb: How Real Is the Nuclear...

The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe By Peter Godwin Little, Brown, 384 pages Today, the full title of the British edition of Peter...

When Greg Mortenson—the Montana nurse who earned worldwide fame with his campaign to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan and then recounted the tale in...

Last April in Prague, President Barack Obama met his Russian counterpart, Dmitri Medvedev, to sign the Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic...

The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa By Sasha Polakow-Suransky Pantheon Books, 336 pages In The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South...

A Little War that Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West By Ronald D. Asmus Palgrave MacMillan, 272 Pages No current nation  al leader possesses...

There is a moment in Sergio, the documentary about the late diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello that premiered May 6 on HBO (and to be...

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN ­  For anyone who has witnessed the slow erosion of democracy in Russia over the past decade, seeing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin win...