Director of the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute; former deputy assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department (from 2009-2012)
The so-called "Arab Spring" began in Tunisia, where "democracy and pluralism are taking root."
May. 21, 2015from To the Point
Tech workers at Amazon are risking their jobs to combat climate change.
Apr. 18from To the Point
Partisanship is more powerful than science, even for conservative environmentalists. They don’t buy warnings about an existential crisis.
May. 6from To the Point
The U.S. government’s attack on the WikiLeaks founder covers up a menacing assault on the First Amendment, argues journalist Bruce Shapiro.
Apr. 26from Scheer Intelligence
Will President Trump’s new strategy serve his goals?
May. 8from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
Instagram is experimenting with hiding likes for accounts in Canada. Some people are concerned this will change the experience and community on Instagram.
May. 6from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In a bold statement, a leading dean of journalism argues that in abandoning Julian Assange, the mainstream media have abandoned the First Amendment.
May. 17from Scheer Intelligence
Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen’s plan to revamp democracy and put capital in the hands of the people has one glaring blindspot.
May. 3from Scheer Intelligence
Senate Bill 50 would force LA to allow more housing near public transit. It cleared a committee hearing in Sacramento on Tuesday.
Apr. 25from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Presidential candidate and US Senator Kamala Harris stopped in Los Angeles on Sunday to speak at Southwest College in South LA.
May. 20from Greater LA