William J. Dobson
William  J.  Dobson William J. Dobson

William J. Dobson is Slate’s politics and foreign affairs editor and the author of The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy.

Foreigners
June 2 2012 12:19 PMThe Pharaoh Got Life! Long Live the Pharaoh!Mubarak was convicted, but Egypt’s political system isn’t close to reformed.
Foreigners
May 2 2012 6:55 PMWhy China Wishes Chen Would Just Go AwayHe’s out of the American embassy. Now the Chinese government wants to get him out of the country.
Foreigners
May 23 2012 5:46 PMThe East Is CrimsonWhy is Harvard training the next generation of Chinese Communist Party leaders?
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May 21 2015 2:34 PM What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of May 18, curated by Slate writers and editors. 
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Family
May 22 2015 3:45 AM Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning In 10 percent of drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for.