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What’s the endgame in Syria? Military defections are key to turning the tide, analysts say

“In a situation like this, the only thing that’s going to carry the day is being violent,” said one former State Department official.

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Women in the new Egypt: A cyber-activist’s perspective

Women marched alongside men in Egypt’s new revolution. But the period of equality was shortlived. An interview with blogger Dalia Ziada.

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Evgeny Morozov on the era of cyber-pragmatism

The Internet helped mobilize the protests in the Middle East — but it also routinely helps authoritarian governments quash dissent, says Evgeny Morozov.

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Is Jordan next? Pro-democracy activists in Amman think so

King Abdullah of Jordan fired his cabinet on Tuesday after mass protests. One human rights lawyer in Amman thinks it’s only the beginning.

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Chinese Twitter users support Nobel winner, despite censors

A sample of Chinese Twitter users’ reactions to Liu Xiaobo’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Does Iran’s democracy have a chance?

The author of “The Ayatollah’s Democracy,” just back from a reporting trip to Iran, talks about the state of democracy there, one year after the disputed presidential election.

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