Farouk's loss

For those of you who have been following Farouk Hosni's run for UNESCO, here's something I wrote for Foreign Policy right after his loss was announced. (Foreign Policy had a terrible piece earlier this month on the issue, and this was partly a response).

I didn't mention it in the article, but it's worth noting with what lightning-speed the Minister has moved to squash any expectations that he might resign from his position (as he had reportedly promised).