From Al-Ahram, four pillars of Arab salvation: Gamil Mattar sees promising new developments in the Arab world that, if steered in the right direction, can deliver the dream of stability to our region. From The Atlantic Monthly, Jeffrey Goldberg on a report from the new Middle East—and a glimpse of its possible future. Bush of Arabia: This U.S. president is the most consequential the Middle East has ever seen. What happened in the Strait of Hormuz? Fred Kaplan on how to prevent a naval war with Iran (and a video). Follow the path of negotiation and peace: An interview with Shirin Ebadi. From Foreign Policy, an interview with Gen. David Petraeus on how he plans to draw down without leaving chaos behind. The Numbers Guy on a new approach to count of Iraqi civilian deaths.

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