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Through journalistic instincts, hunches, and sheer luck, Dexter Filkins has, for the past ten years, managed to frequently be in the wrong place at the right time.
A decade in the war on terror
| November 05, 2008
A tragicomedy of errors
It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
| November 20, 2007
“If a gay suicide bomber goes to Heaven, does he get 72 virgin boys or 72 muscular men?”
A gay, Middle Eastern Romeo and Juliet
| September 26, 2007
Imagine that suicide bombers have just blasted three American shopping malls.
The ‘War on Terror’ in Jenny Holzer’s declassified documents
| May 29, 2007
Jerusalem Jane Doe
Israeli writer A.B. Yehoshua’s A Woman in Jerusalem is an odd, perplexing novel — but also shrewd and profound.
Yehoshua’s undead in Israel
| March 27, 2007
Israeli and Palestinian women promote reconciliation
Although her daughter was killed by a Palestinian suicide-bombing attack, Israeli peace activist Nurit Peled-Elhanan is part of a group of trying to promote reconciliation among Israelis and Palestinians.
The Middle East
| September 27, 2006
In the Western world today, where an infantilized culture contends with suicide bombing, it was perhaps inevitable that somebody would combine musical chairs with Russian roulette. Watch the trailer for 13 Tzameti (QuickTime)
Winner takes all until he loses everything
| August 23, 2006
For all the ink that’s been spilled over him around the world, you’d think Mike Skinner would be a little better known in the US, a country where TomKat’s new bundle of joy trumps suicide bombings on the news and new American idols are minted each and ev
An interview with the Streets' Mike Skinner
| April 27, 2006
Suicide Attacks Target Kabul Peacekeepers
KABUL, Afghanistan - Two separate suicide attackers rammed car bombs into vehicles belonging to NATO-led peacekeepers Monday in Kabul, killing at least one German soldier and wounding at least 13 people in the first major attack on foreign troops in the capital in more than a year.
| December 18, 2005
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