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Sami Mahroum

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Commentary / World Oct 25, 2013

A better way to end Syria's civil war

The political path to peace in Syria should give intimidated third-party groups a voice by bringing the many segments of society together, regardless of which side of the conflict they are on.

Commentary / World Dec 8, 2012

Arab leaders ignore crowd dynamics at their peril

In 1896, the social psychologist Gustave Le Bon warned his contemporaries of the dangers of crowds, writing that, "It is necessary to arrive at a solution to the problems offered by [crowds'] psychology, or to resign ourselves to being devoured by them." As spontaneous ...