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Trudy Rubin’s Worldview column runs on Thursdays and Sundays. In 2009-2011 she has made four lengthy trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Over the past seven years, she visited Iraq eleven times, and also wrote from Iran, Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, China, and South Korea. She is the author of Willful Blindness: the Bush Administration and Iraq, a book of her columns from 2002-2004. In 2001 she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary and in 2008 she was awarded the Edward Weintal prize for international reporting. In 2010 she won the Arthur Ross award for international commentary from the Academy of American Diplomacy.

 
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10/27/2013
Late last year, I visited the headquarters of a militant Islamist rebel militia called Suqour al-Sham in northern Syria. Dozens of bearded young men were milling about an open courtyard, checking their guns, washing up, or eating. But, to my surprise, I also noticed a gaggle of clean-shaven youths who were secular in appearance. When I asked one of them why he had joined with Islamist militants to battle the regime, he replied:
10/24/2013
When Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to Washington this week, I couldn't help thinking of the adage: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
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