Alaa al-Ameri

Opinion and Analysis

Do We Need a Global Tax on Wealth?

Last year, a best-selling book made the case for heavily taxing the world's richest people. Last month, a 26-year-old MIT grad student used the same data to come to different conclusions.
Alaa al-Ameri
4.15.15
Opinion and Analysis

America Tests Out a New Whining Offensive In Asia

After the UK announced its plans to join a China-led rival to the World Bank, the White House publicly lashed out at its closest ally and its 'constant accommodation of China.'
Alaa al-Ameri
3.17.15
Opinion and Analysis

Being Mad About Cartoons Was Not What Motivated the 'Charlie Hebdo' Murderers

The 'Charlie Hebdo' murderers were nothing more than glory seekers. To act as though taking offense at some cartoons was a reason for the killings is to do the work of Islamists for them.
Alaa al-Ameri
1.14.15
Opinion and Analysis

Egypt's Bombing of Benghazi Will Cost Libya Dearly

As Islamists, democratically elected leaders, militias, and regional powers vie for control in Libya, one thing is certain: Ordinary Libyans will come out on the losing end.
Alaa al-Ameri
10.16.14
COLOMBIA

This Weekend, Colombia Will Decide How to End 50 Years of Violence

Sunday's presidential runoff election may determine whether the country's brutal 50-year insurgency finally comes to an end.
Alaa al-Ameri
6.13.14
Opinion and Analysis

Actually, There Are a Bunch of Benghazi Conspiracies

Assassinations, a possible coup, government informants, leaders in league with violent Islamists — Benghazi is a pretty interesting place.
Alaa al-Ameri
5.17.14
Libya

In Libya, the New Bosses Are Just Like the Old Boss

As armed militias and corrupt politicians operate unchecked in Libya, opportunism is eliminating any hope of opportunity.
Alaa al-Ameri
4.23.14
venezuela

Venezuela's Drug-Running Generals May Be Who Finally Ousts Maduro

Members of the Venezuelan military have become rich trafficking cocaine — and they'll do what it takes to protect their business interests.
Alaa al-Ameri
3.31.14
egypt

The Egyptian Military's Long Con Is Almost Complete

The sentencing of 529 Egyptians to death yesterday was a signal that the military is back in control — and will no longer tolerate dissent.
Alaa al-Ameri
3.25.14