Charles Glass

image of Charles Glass

Charles Glass was ABC News Chief Middle East Correspondent from 1983 to 1993. His books include Tribes with Flags (Atlantic Monthly Press,1990) and Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation (Penguin Press, 2010).


The Obamaverse

Obama: The Great Self-Compromiser

Obama: The Great Self-Compromiser

August 10, 2011

I should have sent President Obama a present for his fiftieth birthday last

Middle East

The Two-State Solution

The Two-State Solution

July 19, 2011

Try to see it from the other guy’s point of view. He may be wrong. He may be,

Middle East

Another Dead Journalist

Another Dead Journalist

July 11, 2011

The first email came on May 31 from London’s Pluto Press, saying that one of

Scandal

Strauss-Kahn: From Accused Rapist to Headline Thief

Strauss-Kahn: From Accused Rapist to Headline Thief

July 04, 2011

They say no money was paid and no prisoners were exchanged. I’m not talking

Warshington

Slowly We Turn

Slowly We Turn

June 27, 2011

Obama is pulling American troops out of Afghanistan. Or at least he says he is.

Uncle Sam

Obama: Transparently Opaque

Obama: Transparently Opaque

June 19, 2011

What’s going on with Barack “Open Government” Obama? His Justice

Education

Reading, Writing, and Rupert

Reading, Writing, and Rupert

June 12, 2011

The Briterati, as I call Britain’s media pontificators on matters spiritual

Politics

Lame Horses and Crooked Jockeys: The Republican Nomination Derby

Lame Horses and Crooked Jockeys: The Republican Nomination Derby

June 06, 2011

Mitt Romney declared his intention last week to seek the Republican Party’s

Media

Hang the Cyber-Pirates

Hang the Cyber-Pirates

May 30, 2011

The other night at the Hotel George V, the American Library in Paris held a

Middle East Conflict

Likudniks

Likudniks

May 23, 2011

You have to love Likud, Israel’s governing party. Its politicians may not be

Rocket Science

Operation Enduring Operation

Operation Enduring Operation

May 16, 2011

Most versions of the Saint George legend tell us that when the great Christian

Terror!

An Expat Named Superman

An Expat Named Superman

May 09, 2011

There were two huge stories last week in American mythmaking: The United States

Middle East

Leave Syria to the Syrians

Leave Syria to the Syrians

May 02, 2011

This is not a good time to be running the Middle East desk at the State

Journalism

Photographers: The First Casualties of War

Photographers: The First Casualties of War

April 25, 2011

When journalists die in some foreign field, they die for you. Without them,

War

War: Still a Racket

War: Still a Racket

April 18, 2011

Barack Obama campaigned for president on a promise to end the war in Iraq and

Israel

Goldstone’s Guide to Gaza

Goldstone’s Guide to Gaza

April 11, 2011

It takes courage to confront Israel on the battlefield. Egypt, Syria, and

Cultural Caviar

Let Us Now Praise Old Men

Let Us Now Praise Old Men

March 28, 2011

(with apologies to James Agee, author of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,

Human Rights

An Open Letter to the US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

An Open Letter to the US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

March 21, 2011

Dear Dr. Gates, Your cautious appraisal of a proposed American military

Media

Murdoch the Media Monopolist

Murdoch the Media Monopolist

March 15, 2011

Evidence is mounting that Rupert Murdoch’s British media empire conspired

Women

Women and Democracy in the Middle East

Women and Democracy in the Middle East

March 07, 2011

One of Israel’s finest journalists, Gideon Levy, wrote in the daily Haaretz,

Public Nuisances

Ex-Politicians Shouldn’t Talk

Ex-Politicians Shouldn’t Talk

February 28, 2011

Politicians, especially those who climbed to the top, should disappear when

Middle East

Spirit of 1848

Spirit of 1848

February 21, 2011

It began when Mohamed Bouazizi, a twenty-six-year-old fruit seller, set himself

Commerce

Politicians and Freebies

Politicians and Freebies

February 14, 2011

First it was Tunisia’s Zein El Abidine Ben Ali. Then it was Egypt’s Hosni

Media

I Wish I Were in Cairo

I Wish I Were in Cairo

February 07, 2011

It is hard for an old hack like me to sit still when a big story is unfolding.

International Affairs

Egypt Surprises the West Again

Egypt Surprises the West Again

January 31, 2011

My old political philosophy teacher Professor Yusuf Ibish outlined the

Over the Hill

Aging More Gracefully Than England

Aging More Gracefully Than England

January 24, 2011

As I write these words and watch them grow into sentences, I am living the

Page 1 of 3 pages  1 2 3 >