Is the Egyptian military's scorched-earth campaign in Sinai just creating a new generation of terrorists?
Can Islamic jihadists win hearts and minds in the war against Assad?
The Syrian rebellion is turning hard-line Islamist, squeezing out Christians, Alawites, and Kurds who also hate Assad.
Can anyone stop the radicalization of Syrian rebels?
For 50 years, Mahmoud Labib has cut the hair of Egypt's rulers, from Sadat to Mubarak.
Meet Abu Omar: Al Qaeda busted him out of Abu Ghraib. Now he has gone to fight in Syria.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
As Tunisia’s government collapses, citizens begin to long for the days of Ben Ali.
Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.
While Washington focuses on Syria and Iran, Egypt looks headed for a dangerous and destabilizing insurgency.
Peace in the Middle East? Not if Benjamin Netanyahu has anything to say about it.
Obama's diplomatic solution might not stop Assad's war, but it's far better than what airstrikes would have accomplished.
Don't let al-Shabab fool you: Somalia is making progress. But the West needs to change its approach.
The U.N. Security Council resolution Washington and Moscow are about to agree on all but ensures more Syrians will die.
Why a Meatloaf song should guide the U.S. approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel-Palestine.
How Syria's civil war crept into the heart of Baghdad -- then went boom.
It's not just that Americans don't want to go to war against Assad -- it's that they know America's not good at going to war anymore.
Syrian jihadi groups are now kidnapping and killing one another. Is this the beginning of an all out war, or an opportunity for the moderates?
One reason why Western officials are being so nice to Moscow: They want Russia to destroy Syria's deadly arsenal on its own soil.
Turkey won't be able to achieve a healthy democracy unless it allows for a greater diversity of political representation.
From Putin to pundits, here are the 10 winners and losers of the U.S.-Russian deal on Syria’s chemical weapons.
Don't be fooled: The United States is already knee-deep in the Syrian quagmire, and the opportunity costs are disturbing.
It took a mix of religion, guile, and a stumbling Obama to pull it off.
For years the Houthis have been derided as subversives and separatists. Now they're sitting at the table in Sanaa.
Is John Kerry the president's attack dog, or is he off the leash?