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Will the Military Break Egypt’s Stalemate?

“The phase of diplomatic efforts has ended,” Adly Mansour, the interim Egyptian President, said in a statement Wednesday. He was referring to efforts to get the supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the deposed President, to give up and go home. No big surprise; there was never going to be any compromise …

The N.S.A.’s Dirty Dishes: Obama’s Press Conference

What has Edward Snowden done for Barack Obama? According to the President, who spoke at a press conference on Friday, all Snowden did was rush him; he was already going to look and see if “some bolts needed to be tightened up” on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs before Snowden …

How the Government Killed a Secure E-mail Company

In mid-July, Tanya Lokshina, the deputy director for Human Rights Watch’s Moscow office, wrote on her Facebook wall that she had received an e-mail from edsnowden@lavabit.com. It requested that she attend a press conference at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport to discuss the N.S.A. …

Blooded

OVER 100,000 Taiwanese protesters converged on the presidential office in Taipei on August 3rd, accusing the defence ministry of cover-ups and …

Armed Forces

The Paris Review