Posts by John Burgess

John Burgess
About John Burgess
John Burgess retired after 25 years as a US Foreign Service Officer, serving predominantly in the Middle East. He contributed 35 pieces to OTB between February 2006 and April 2014. He was the proprietor of the influential Crossroads Arabia until his death in February 2016.

Just a Little Pimpin’

I’m going to put in a good word for my son Josh’s new album “Shame of Tones,” a parody compilation based on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

Under the Bus

The career of Larry Schwartz, who is the Counselor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Cairo, is over.

Bow? Wow!

Diplomats and War

Op-Ed in Asharq Alawsat

Fake Eunuchs? Black Magic?

Assimilation or Not?

Tony Blair on the GWOT

Muslims in the West