May/June 2011 Issue Now Online

The May/June 2011 issue of Foreign Affairs is now online and will be on newsstands April 26. In this issue:

Lisa Anderson, the president of the American University in Cairo, compares the paths of the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya.

Jack A. Goldstone, a professor at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, analyzes the conditions under which revolutions succeed.

Michael Scott Doran, a professor at New York University, warns that Iran will try to manipulate the upheaval in the Middle East to its own advantage.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a professor at New York University and the author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, and Mark Blyth, a professor at Brown University, explain what the recent financial crisis and the revolutions in the Middle East have in common.

Aqil Shah, a postdoctoral fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, suggests that Pakistan will not become a failed state anytime soon.

And Kanan Makiya, a professor at Brandeis University, examines the phenomenon of totalitarian art.

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