Arab World

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 |

Dispatch

Desert Fury

Is the Egyptian military's scorched-earth campaign in Sinai just creating a new generation of terrorists?

Louisa Loveluck |

Argument

Al Qaeda's Syrian Strategy

Can Islamic jihadists win hearts and minds in the war against Assad?

Barak Barfi |

Dispatch

No Country for Anyone

The Syrian rebellion is turning hard-line Islamist, squeezing out Christians, Alawites, and Kurds who also hate Assad.

Hania Mourtada |

David Rothkopf

The Power Paradox

Why America can only be great by being unexceptional.

David Rothkopf |

Terms of Engagement

'Everyone Is Scared of ISIS.'

Can anyone stop the radicalization of Syrian rebels?

James Traub |

Dispatch

The Coiffeur of Cairo

For 50 years, Mahmoud Labib has cut the hair of Egypt's rulers, from Sadat to Mubarak.

Ned Parker |

Dispatch

The Fugitive

Meet Abu Omar: Al Qaeda busted him out of Abu Ghraib. Now he has gone to fight in Syria.

Harald Doornbos |

Christian Caryl

What My Daughter Deserves

The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Army of Islam Is Winning in Syria

And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Hassan Hassan |

Argument

Is Democracy Dead in the Birthplace of the Arab Spring?

As Tunisia’s government collapses, citizens begin to long for the days of Ben Ali.

Bruce Stokes |

Argument

The World Hasn't Tackled Syria's Real WMD Nightmare

Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.

Leonard A. Cole |

Argument

Remember Cairo?

While Washington focuses on Syria and Iran, Egypt looks headed for a dangerous and destabilizing insurgency.

Shadi Hamid |

Argument

Maximum Bibi

Peace in the Middle East? Not if Benjamin Netanyahu has anything to say about it.

Daniel Levy |

Marc Lynch

A Partial Syria Reset

Obama's diplomatic solution might not stop Assad's war, but it's far better than what airstrikes would have accomplished.

Marc Lynch |

Argument

Africa's Phoenix

Don't let al-Shabab fool you: Somalia is making progress. But the West needs to change its approach.

Armin Rosen |

Dispatch

London Underground

Inside the Muslim Brotherhood’s hush-hush propaganda office in the U.K.

Bel Trew |

Argument

License to Kill

The U.N. Security Council resolution Washington and Moscow are about to agree on all but ensures more Syrians will die.

Oubai Shahbandar |

Reality Check

Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

Why a Meatloaf song should guide the U.S. approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel-Palestine.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Sliding Toward Damascus

How Syria's civil war crept into the heart of Baghdad -- then went boom.

Jane Arraf |

Report

The Spies Inside Damascus

The Mossad's secret war on the Syrian WMD machine.

Ronen Bergman |

Argument

The Syrian Disconnect

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.

John Norris |

Argument

Rebel vs. Rebel

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?

Hassan Hassan |

Argument

Assad's Chemical Weapons Could Wind Up in Russia

One reason why Western officials are being so nice to Moscow: They want Russia to destroy Syria's deadly arsenal on its own soil.

R. Jeffrey Smith |

Argument

The Dangers of Setting the Bar Too High

Turkey won't be able to achieve a healthy democracy unless it allows for a greater diversity of political representation.

Cenk Sidar |

Reality Check

The Tally

From Putin to pundits, here are the 10 winners and losers of the U.S.-Russian deal on Syria’s chemical weapons.

Aaron David Miller |

Marc Lynch

The Price of Proxies

Don't be fooled: The United States is already knee-deep in the Syrian quagmire, and the opportunity costs are disturbing.

Marc Lynch |