Dispatches

  • June 2011
  • In Minsk, Fighting Democracy with Disco

    29th Jun 2011

    MINSK — Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has used most of the instruments in the dictator’s toolbox to repress his people.…

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  • April 2011
  • Another Hopeless EU Bureaucracy

    18th Apr 2011

    Europe’s common foreign policy is dead on arrival. It’s supposed to be the crowning achievement of the decades-long dream that…

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  • February 2011
  • Rumor Debunked

    28th Feb 2011

    The upheaval in Egypt revealed the true divide between Israelis and U.S. neocons. Herzliya, Israel—For years, American neoconservatives have been…

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  • January 2011
  • Home Stand

    4th Jan 2011

    Tajikistan was home to thousands of Bukharan Jews, and conditions seemed right for it to stay that way. But the…

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  • December 2010
  • How to Rig an Election

    22nd Dec 2010

    For a moment during the recent presidential campaign in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, I felt like I was…

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  • Mayhem in Minsk

    21st Dec 2010

    A dispatch from inside President Lukashenko’s brutal election crackdown. Minsk, Belarus—On Sunday, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was reelected to five more…

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  • October 2010
  • Another Israel

    18th Oct 2010

    When the Israeli navy raided the Gaza-bound Mavi Mamara on May 31, a chorus of cries was raised across the Muslim world.…

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  • Dispatch from the Knife's Edge

    14th Oct 2010

    The coming Kyrgyzstan catastrophe. The man tells me that the severed head is Kyrgyz. The video, relayed to me on…

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  • August 2010
  • Statue of Limitations

    12th Aug 2010

    A Russian-Georgian war—over Stalin. During the brief war between Russia and Georgia in August 2008, one of the earliest targets was Gori,…

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  • July 2010
  • Showdown in Osh

    29th Jul 2010

    A political and potentially even violent showdown may be in the works as Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva arrives on July…

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About James

James Kirchick is a journalist and foreign correspondent currently based in Washington. He has reported from Southern and North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, across the European continent, and the Caucasus. He is a fellow with the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C., a correspondent for The Daily Beast and is a columnist for Tablet. His first book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

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