The events that shaped 2013 -- and the photos we won't forget.
Did local democracy help or hinder post-2001 Afghanistan? An MIT study comes up with some surprising insights.
No one else manages to rile Tunisia's post-revolutionary government quite like rapper Klay BBJ.
Jihadists as possible forces of peace, Russia as a potential dealmaker, and other conclusions from the inaugural PeaceGame.
Social media can tell us a lot about voting patterns -- but only up to a point.
Why nobody in the Middle East deserves to be an FP Leading Global Thinker this year.
What the legendary reporter gets wrong about Syria's sarin attacks.
How the beautiful, painful, and problematic birth of Israel mirrors modern America's moral ambiguity.
Why Egypt's next constitution won't fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution.
How Israel won the Arab Spring, and why a dangerous new instability threatens the entire region's geopolitical landscape.
How the Obama administration gave Iran a win and sold out our Israeli allies.
For Syria's armed opposition, business has become the key to survival. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean fighting Assad.
How a neurosurgeon from Maryland cleaned up one of the most notoriously violent cities in Iraq.
John Kerry has the skill, toughness, and ego to be a great secretary of state. But will the world let him?
In Lebanon's northern capital, the Syrian civil war is being fought block by block.
Humanitarian workers chronicle Syria's suffering -- but withhold key details on who is at fault.
As the Syrian civil war bleeds into northern Iraq, a once-quiet oasis is brewing with tensions.
The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.
On the streets of the West Bank, the conspiracy theories about Arafat’s death are everywhere. But does anyone really care anymore?
Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?
Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?
Shoe-throwing, tirades, and the general chaos at Mohamed Morsy's first day in court.
The U.S. says it was hunting militants on August 8. The dead boys' brother has a different story.