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Jonathan Guyer

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Jonathan Guyer is managing editor of The American Prospect. He has written for Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, Harper's, Le Monde diplomatique, and Rolling Stone. A former fellow of Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, he is writing a book about political cartoons and comics in the Middle East.

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On the anniversary of the Saudi state’s killing of the journalist, these think tanks were strategically silent—or, worse, met with Saudi officials. Read more

America and the World

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And unsurprisingly the U.S. under Trump and Pompeo isn’t standing up for press freedom. Read more

America and the World

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By arguing that ‘the left’ represents as dangerous a threat as mass shooters and right-wing terrorists, Times writer Bari Weiss cheapens the crisis facing America, one that she has witnessed firsthand. Read more

Books

So it’s up to the candidates to convey to Americans just how dire the stakes are internationally. Read more

America and the World

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The deposed Egyptian president’s legacy is complicated, and his death cruel. He “always underestimated the animosity of the military,” says the former U.S. ambassador. Read more

America and the World

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The elections to the European Parliament halted the rise of the far right but produced more fragmentation—and that’s not good enough. Read more

America and the World

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The digital activist Ahmed Mansoor’s hunger strike exposes the UAE’s repression. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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Trump’s second White House meeting with Egyptian President El-Sisi will encourage a drift toward repression even worse than the Mubarak era. Read more

America and the World

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The next administration would do well to 
revise the long-standing U.S. partnership 
with Saudi Arabia, and America has 
substantial leverage to produce change 
in the kingdom’s behavior. Read more

Money, Politics and Power