Arab World

Interview

Pain Relief

UNHCR’s representative to Lebanon talks to Foreign Policy about the worsening refugee crisis that threatens to stretch the country to a breaking point.

Seyward Darby |

Argument

The Anti-Surge

How Obama snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq.

John McCain |

Dispatch

The Last Refugee Camp

Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing? 

Nicholas Seeley |

Gordon Adams

Rebalancing the World Stage

Why America can no longer be both an actor and director.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

How We Won in Iraq

And why all the hard-won gains of the surge are in grave danger of being lost today.

David H. Petraeus |

Report

Black Navy

Tracking the Iranian-backed fleet that’s fueling the Assad regime.

Michael Weiss |

Micah Zenko

Two Cheers For America's Restraint in the Drone War

If Washington launched targeted strikes everywhere its 'partners' asked it to, the war on terror would be totally out of control.

Micah Zenko |

Slide Show

Plots and Plans

The world's dissidents wield an unconventional weapon: kitchenware.

Prachi Vidwans |

Argument

Assad's War of Starvation

The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.

John F. Kerry |

Terms of Engagement

The Global War on Thinking Bad Thoughts

Can America really win the battle against Islamic extremism?

James Traub |

Argument

The Dissident's Toolkit

Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many.

Erica Chenoweth |

Marc Lynch

The Middle East Power Vacuum

When Iran starts to look competent and responsible, you know you've got a problem.

Marc Lynch |

Reality Check

Empty Promises

Can Obama deliver on Israel and Iran -- or is he overreaching?

Aaron David Miller |

EXCERPT

How the Beirut Bombing Spawned the Modern Surveillance State

A 1983 terror attack caught the U.S. with its eyes closed. It swore to keep watching and watching and watching.

Shane Harris |

Argument

Yad Vashem's Arab Blinders

Why won't Israel's Holocaust memorial recognize the righteous Arabs that saved Jews from the Nazis?

Robert Satloff |

Report

Biological Attack

Polio is back from the brink of extinction -- ravaging the battlefields of Syria and spreading across the Middle East.

Laurie Garrett |

Argument

Beware of the Middle East's Fake Feminists

Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.

Samia Errazzouki |

Report

'This Is Not How a Protection Racket Is Supposed to Work'

Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are increasingly at odds.

Colum Lynch |

Marc Lynch

Iraq's Moment to Rise or Burn

Baghdad could be the key to unlocking the region's worst conflicts -- if only it could get its own house in order.

Marc Lynch |

Dispatch

Rising Up and Rising Down

In Syria's little town that could, the death and resurrection of the witty, profane campaign to show the world the tragedy of civil war.

Amal Hanano |

Reality Check

The Shrinking

Why the Middle East is less and less important for the United States.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The End of OPEC

Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, new technologies are dramatically reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.

Amy Myers Jaffe |

Exclusive

Locked Up Abroad

Meet the two innocent Canadians beaten up and left to rot for months in Cairo's most notorious prison.

Bel Trew |

Christian Caryl

Peer Pressure

The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.

Christian Caryl |

Terms of Engagement

Civil Surge

Can Syrian moderates prove they'd do a better job of governing liberated areas than the Islamist opposition?

James Traub |

Argument

After Kayani

The man who kept Pakistan together is retiring. Now what?

Arif Rafiq |

Dispatch

The Long March North

The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle |

Photo Essay

Once Upon a Time on the Road to Mecca

By ship across the Red Sea or by camel caravan across the desert, incredible turn-of-the-century images of the world's greatest pilgrimage.

Lydia Tomkiw |

Argument

One-Two Punch

Why Obama needs both Tehran and Moscow to make a deal in Syria.

Brian Katulis |