Alexander R. Konrad

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Parting Shot

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

The days and nights of Senior Week are blending together, a combination of induced haziness and simply a ton of things going on.


Bin Laden's Mysterious Seven

On Sunday, the Situation Room heard the news: “Visual on Geronimo.” That night, President Barack Obama informed the nation what ...

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Bin Laden's Death

Introducing our new online Columnist Conversations feature


Losing Lawrence in Libya

Resisting the temptation to send in advisers or more appears a rare show of foresight and restraint by the U.S. foreign policymakers. Qatar and Europe, however, appear eager to assume the mantle of T.E Lawrence. They will find it a heavy one to bear.

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Bunga Bunga Berlusconi

While we lack a Berlusconi, the United States might prove less different from Italy in our expectations for public leaders than we might hope.


Spreading the Love

Tomorrow, the musicians Salman Ahmad and Shahram Azhar will perform in Leverett House to benefit the victims of one of ...


Cheerleaders of Democracy

Get your dance on to the “Zenga Zenga Song” like well over two million other people have. By all means, ...


From Tweets to Fists in Tahrir Square

In July, I sat in Zamalek, Cairo, uploading photos of the pyramids to my Facebook account. I thought of that ...


J-Term Journal: Learning the Ropes

To thesis writers, a “Severe Weather Notice” does not elicit the same concerns as it does for normal, happier students ...


A Bunch of Hacks

Secrets are only dangerous if there’s something to hide.


WikiLeaking Credibility

If you’ve figured out the true intentions of WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, please let me know.


Prisoner’s Dilemma

Expect Cuba to continue to release prisoners and move toward democracy. In Burma, democracy’s greatest voice is now free. But we will have to wait to see if the move is anything more than lip service.


Terror In Air Travel

I, for one, will accept the variable and continue to fly. I just might not accept any packages from Yemen.

Harvard Square


Notice a large statue in The Pit of Harvard Square today? He was pretty difficult to miss—Shaquille O’Neill, the new ...


Hands in the Jar

I believe in freedom of speech and the power of documentary film.