After Years of Languishing in Egypt’s Prisons, a Sudden Release

Political prisoners in Egypt live under constant uncertainty about how long they will be detained. So freedom often comes as a big, and welcome, surprise.

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What the U.S. Gets Wrong About Iran

Even as negotiations restart over the nuclear deal, American officials still don’t understand the country or its leader.

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