Articles >Author>Scott Carpenter

  • April 18, 2009|Scott Carpenter and Michael RubinWashington Post

    Kurdistan's Troubled Democracy

    Shortly after taking office, President Obama congratulated Iraqis on successful provincial elections. "Millions of Iraqi citizens from every ethnic and religious group went peacefully to the polls across the country to choose new provincial...

  • June 09, 2008|Scott Carpenter and Michael RubinWashington Post

    Return of the Purple Fingers

    Within the next few months, Iraqis will once again wave purple fingers in the air as they cast ballots for provincial governments. As Iraq's parliament debates a law to govern the elections, U.S. diplomats and international experts have an...

  • June 01, 2008|Scott CarpenterMiddle East Quarterly

    Dissident Watch: Mohsen Marzouk

    When Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali extended his term in 2004 for another five years, making him effectively president-for-life, Mohsen Marzouk realized that for change to occur not only in Tunisia but also in other North African police