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?
Did the killing of the U.S. ambassador a year ago cast a curse on the city he loved?
It's not just about chemical weapons -- it's about stopping a brutal dictator's war.
As Egypt's military government cracks down on the Muslim Brotherhood with unprecedented force, the defiant are going underground.
As we mark the anniversary of the death of Chris Stevens, there are some in Washington who'd like to turn the drones loose on Benghazi. Here's why that would be a bad idea.
Eastern Europe's lesson for the countries of the Arab Spring: economic reform is best served quickly.
The sectarian and political camps across the Arab world are violently divided on Syria. Could a U.S. bombing campaign bring them together?
The U.S. media continue to tiptoe around the horrors of war. It's time to put more violence on TV.
How do Syria’s rebels feel about a U.S. bombing campaign against Assad?
Why Obama's walking a thin tightrope getting the public on board for a Syrian intervention.
As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?
A doctor reports from the front lines of Bashar al-Assad's war on civilians.
Obama’s “limited” strikes are just the prelude to massive intervention in the Middle East. And Congress shouldn’t fall for it.
Kosovo's foreign minister calls for an international intervention to halt the killing in Syria.
And lost its leverage everywhere.
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.
Is the turbulent Middle East bringing Sunni and Shiite jihadists together, or driving them to war?