Arab World

Argument

All Syria Policy Is Local

The political expediency of Obama's congressional push on Syria.

William G. Howell |

Argument

Questions and Airstrikes

Why Congress needs to think hard about Obama’s Syria plan.

Daniel Byman |

Argument

It's 1999 in Syria

Kosovo's foreign minister calls for an international intervention to halt the killing in Syria.

Enver Hoxhaj |

Dispatch

Things Fall Apart

As the body count rises in Cairo, the Muslim Brotherhood insists it will stick to non-violent resistance. But even its members admit that they can't convince everyone to go along with the plan.

Ned Parker, David Kenner |

Argument

Strange Bedfellows

Is the turbulent Middle East bringing Sunni and Shiite jihadists together, or driving them to war?

Matthew Levitt |

Terms of Engagement

Speak Softly and Carry No Stick

Welcome to the Obama Doctrine in Egypt.

James Traub |

Argument

Mubarak Still Rules

The bodies pile up in Cairo, but nothing has changed.

Steven A. Cook |

Dispatch

'They Struck Us Down Like Animals'

As Egyptian authorities use brute force to disperse two pro-Morsy sit-ins, protesters vow to resist the crackdown until the bitter end.

Bel Trew |

Christian Caryl

Islands in the Desert

The problem, and the promise, of Libya's new city-states.

Christian Caryl |

Marc Lynch

Enough Is Enough

It’s time for Washington to cut Egypt loose.

Marc Lynch |

Slide Show

Chaos in Cairo

Photos of one of Egypt's most deadly days since the revolution. Warning: Some images are graphic.

Slide Show |

Argument

The Cuban in the Desert

The secret blogger who explains al Qaeda's new strategy.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

Christian Caryl

Zintan Versus the World

Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.

Christian Caryl |

Terms of Engagement

The Liberal Dark Side

Why rationalizing Egypt’s coup as a necessary evil is so self-destructive.

James Traub |

Argument

Morsy Is the Arab World's Mandela

Why we must stand and support the Muslim Brotherhood's fight for democracy.

Tawakkol Karman |

Marc Lynch

The Gift

How the Arab Spring turned out to be a win for al Qaeda.

Marc Lynch |

Argument

Portrait of the General as a Not-So-Young Grad Student

Egypt's army chief isn't an Islamist -- in fact, his work at the U.S. Army War College suggests he may be a Mubarak clone.

Eric Trager |

David Rothkopf

The Real Risks

Prison breaks, the embassy shut down, and an al Qaeda comeback all reveal one thing: we're still handling the terror threat wrong.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

How We Lost Yemen

The United States used the Pakistan playbook on Yemen's terrorists. It didn't work.

Gregory D. Johnsen |

Exclusive

Blue-Eyed Jihad

An exclusive conversation with European radicals fighting for an Islamic state in Syria.

Harald Doornbos |

Marc Lynch

Performance Enhancing Debate

How the Ryan Braun scandal explains Egyptian Revolution punditry.

Marc Lynch |

Dispatch

Death Spiral

In trying to save Egypt, the military and the Brotherhood may end up destroying it.

Ned Parker |

Dispatch

'What Happened Today Was a War Crime'

In the wake of the massacre at the Islamist sit-in, supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy count their dead and prepare for the next round of violence.

Sophia Jones |

Dispatch

Egypt's Perfect Storm

A power-hungry general, defiant Islamists, and massive protests have set the stage for a showdown in Cairo.

Sophia Jones |

Dispatch

Death on the Nile

In a small Egyptian town, a corpse washes ashore. And then things get really ugly.

Ned Parker |

Marc Lynch

As Good As It Gets

Why Washington's policy toward Cairo is pretty spot on (except for a few things).

Marc Lynch |

Daniel Altman

Winter Is Coming ... to the World Cup

Can switching up seasons save the 2022 tournament in Qatar?

Daniel Altman |

Report

Breaking: Every Military Option in Syria Sucks

Intervention could cost a billion per month, top officer tells senators.

Gordon Lubold |