New Yorker Writer, Author of Rock the Casbah & 7 others on Mideast; joint fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center; ex-Washington Post

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@wrightr — 20,497 followers, 6,362 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

Almost crushed to death today at #SaadHariri house to watch his return. Lebanese went crazy. It's Independence Day -- & question now is whether or not #Lebanon is under the thumb (again) of a regional power (take your pick).

Nov 20, 2017

RT @NickKristof: The 32 new Rhodes Scholars picked this weekend constitute a rebuttal to white nationalists. Sixteen selection commi…

Nov 19, 2017

RT @mrichon1: Did you know that our little orangutan friend Redd at @FONZNationalZoo is trying out for the basketball team?

Nov 18, 2017

Great to return to #Beirut in midst yet another political drama. W/ one of biggest flags I've ever seen, #Lebanon prepares for return of #SaadHariri on Wednesday.

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