The reconciliation deal between Hamas and the PLO is long overdue. And America should welcome it.
Algeria's ailing, invisible strongman is a lock to win a fourth term as president. But things are not so quiet behind the scenes.
The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.
Tunisia has made it farther down the road to democracy than any other Arab Spring country. That means that it deserves hands-on support from the West -- sooner rather than later.
Societies attempting to make the transition to democracy should start by establishing a consensus on basic values.
Egypt’s top general is a shoo-in to win the race for president. Then the hard part begins.
Why the world must stop Bashar al-Assad from indiscriminately raining crude barrel bombs down on Syrian civilians.
Senior U.S. officials are deeply troubled by Russia's annexation of Crimea, but self-interest may drive both sides to freeze this crisis before it gets too hot.
President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.
As rockets and threats fly fast and furious, a familiar tension builds in the Middle East.
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
How the Syrian government's use of snipers against its own citizens gives the lie to its talk of fighting terrorism.
The kingdom is using an army of flacks to keep the illusion of peace and stability.
Egypt's entire cabinet just resigned. Will it make any difference?
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
The unsolved killing of a photographer in Bahrain's forgotten Arab Spring.
Egypt's government is happily letting exiled billionaires and convicted Mubarak cronies buy their way back home.
How the trade vs. aid debate shows the different trajectories of Egypt and Tunisia.
Is Egypt's president-in-waiting turning back the clock -- to the Nasser era?
'The question is not whether this conference will fail but how it will fail.'
Belly dancers, billboards, and Egypt's military propaganda machine.
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
Reuters gave this Syrian kid a camera. Seven months later he was dead.
We must rethink the way we’re dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis -- or risk militants winning hearts and minds.
Meet what might soon be the West's unpredictable new friend in Syria -- the Islamic Front.