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  • The Egyptian Army Massacred 51 Pro-Morsi Supporters

    The Egyptian army gunned down more than 50 supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi early Monday morning in Cairo. More than 300 people sustained injuries as well in the latest, bloodiest, and potentially most destabilizing incident since the army...

  • We Saw the Egyptian Military Stage a Coup in Cairo

    As I write now, the center of Cairo is a sea of beeping vehicles and cheering crowds, with attack helicopters making laps of honor above us. An army-appointed judge is now the face of military rule, erasing the one-year blip of democratic government in...

  • When Is It OK to Kill?

    Yesterday, Ian Brady explained his murder of five children in the mid-60s as an "existentialist experience." Which seems like a big leap from reading Sartre's Nausea while staring out of windows, but I suppose that's how you get away with...

  • Pop Stars and Radical Clerics Are Fighting the Army in Lebanon

    Lebanon is a madhouse. In the last two days alone, over 40 people have lost their lives in clashes between Sunnis loyal to hardline Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir and the interdenominational Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). This latest outburst of violence began on...

  • What Was the South African Military Doing in the Central African Republic?

    There is much speculation over why South African President Jacob Zuma deployed his forces to support the Central Africa Republic's clearly failing, dictatorial government. The most popular theory is that both the ANC and its members have private...

  • I Refused to Join the Israeli Defense Forces

    Late last year, Moriel spent time in a military prison for refusing to live out his childhood dream of being a military commando. Military service in Israel is mandatory by law for Jewish youth. Yet, only around half of those eligible enlist and many...