Shadi Hamid, Wisdom of Crowds

Shadi Hamid

Wisdom of Crowds

Washington, D.C., DC, United States

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Past articles by Shadi:

Careful How You Bring Trump Down

There is no reason to celebrate the recent turn of events. This is a time to be nervous. → Read More

The Liberals Who Won’t Acknowledge the Crime Problem

Refusing to admit the gravity of the problem won’t make it go away. → Read More

Tunisia is sliding back into authoritarianism. Here’s what the U.S. should do.

The West has leverage. It's time to use it. → Read More

Putin Proves There Are Worse Things Than American Power

Blaming U.S. hegemony for global problems has been easy, but Putin’s invasion of Ukraine offers a preview of a much more dangerous world. → Read More

Race-Based Rationing of COVID Treatment Is Real—And Dangerous

The cultural left’s worldview is beginning to distort health policy. → Read More

Don’t Take the Narrow View of What’s Happening in Gaza

Wars and skirmishes don’t occur in a vacuum. → Read More

How Foreign Policy Factors for American Muslims in 2020

American Muslim voters' attention to U.S. policy failures in conflict zones has drawn them toward candidates promising bold alternatives. → Read More

China Is Trolling the World and Avoiding Blame

Beijing is successfully avoiding culpability for its role in spreading the coronavirus. → Read More

The Rise of Islamic Soft Power

Muslim governments, even relatively secular and progressive ones, have a powerful incentive to deploy "Islamic soft power." → Read More

Tunisia's tough lesson for Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman

What Tunisia, despite its flaws and its struggles, can still teach us. → Read More

The Roots of the Secular-Islamist Divide in Egypt

Gamal Abdel Nasser and Sayyid Qutb are usually remembered as two sides of Egypt's most intractable political divide. But in his book Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East, Fawaz Gerges shows that the two titans of Egyptian history overlapped ideologically and personally more than is generally realized. → Read More

What Democracies Can Learn From Malaysia

Sometimes the real promise of the system is simply the power to remove leaders. → Read More

Post-Liberalism, East and West

On debates about how to conceive of national identity and alternatives to liberalism, the West finds itself lagging behind the Middle East. → Read More

The Rise of Anti-Liberalism

Is a lack of meaning really worse than a lack of freedom? → Read More

Bari Weiss and the Left-Wing Infatuation With Taking Offense

Outrage mobs are chipping away at democracy, one meaningless debate at a time. → Read More

Educating Americans to defuse Islamaphobia

Garry Wills offers a sympathetic perspective on Islam. → Read More

The Political Thrill of Having an Enemy

Knowing what you’re against has a way of clarifying the mind and sharpening the focus. → Read More

Rabaa: The Massacre That Ended the Arab Spring

The story of the killing at Rabaa in Egypt is the story of a country that seemed intent on destroying itself. → Read More

The Burqini Debate's Irresolvable Tension

Liberals emphasize personal choice, but their conception of choice has its limits. → Read More

The Dilemma of the Burqini

Is there any right way to react to the swimwear? → Read More