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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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As Egypt's presidential vote looms, women are trying to protect their gains. They fear the winner will "take us back 50 years,"
This slim young woman paid a heavy price for bringing a court case against the military after she and other activists were arrested and subjected to humiliating "virginity tests.""I lost everything," she said, "my reputation and my job." But she brought the case "because I want to stop these things from happening to other women." A military court dismissed charges against the doctor who abused her, but Ibrahim is pursuing the case in international courts. She gets threatening phone messages — which she believes come from the military police — telling her she will die if she does not drop the issue. She refuses to do so.

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