Middle East

Convict of 302: Death Penalty in Pakistan

The Pakistani public perceives the reinstatement of the death penalty as a tool to curb terrorism and crime, but many are unaware that not everyone on death row receives a fair trial.

Estonia: When Home Isn’t Where the Heart Is

Despite generous benefits and a robust effort by Estonia to welcome Syrian refugees, the rural setting and lack of countrymen leave families yearning for alternatives.

Field Notes: The Gulf Art War

Field notes from Kerala, epicenter of a decades-long migration to the Gulf, and from the UAE's Saadiyat Island, popular with vacationers, golfers, and seasoned conference attendees.

"Occupation Boosterism"

Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center

The New York Times op ed "A War We Just Might Win" (July 30, 2007) by Brookings Institution scholars Kenneth Pollack and Michael O'Hanlon has occasioned much comment, most of it sparked by the chutzpah of two noted champions of the war describing themselves as "two analysts who have harshly criticized the Bush administration's miserable handling of Iraq."