Behind the scenes at the U.N., a more unsettling story emerges of Syria, Iraq, and fighting the Islamic State.
Egypt's government is preparing to domesticate the country's informal economy. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea.
The 6 fictions we have to stop telling ourselves about Obama, the Islamic State, and what the United States can and can't do to save Iraq and Syria.
Obama's Middle East allies are signing up for the fight against the Islamic State. But it's not for the reason you think.
As Turkey's ruling party consolidates its power, the space for free expression narrows. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
The 49 Turkish diplomats captured by the jihadist group in Mosul may now be free, but Ankara still has many reasons to think twice about confronting the extremists on its border.
The U.S. needs to take a cold, hard look at the ulterior motives of its partners in the war against the Islamic State.
Turkey may be the most important U.S. coalition partner in the fight against the Islamic State. But getting it on board won't be easy.
The president is right to be wary of putting troops on the ground in Iraq. But he’s wrong to rule it out.
Geopolitical crises abound, but oil producers are still pumping -- and pumping more than the world needs.
The havoc wrought by the Islamic State extends far beyond Iraq and Syria.
The arrest of Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja marks a new low point for the country’s autocracy.
The UAE's airstrikes in Libya represent a new and dangerous phase in its struggle with Qatar.