The Syrian president’s speech at the Damascus Opera House shows that he still thinks he can win this war.
An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.
Salam Fayyad's bold effort to build Palestinian institutions could soon collapse -- unless Israel and the United States spring to action.
Hopes for a democratic Middle East have faltered amid sectarian animosities and ideological divisions. Did it have to be this way?
From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.
In rural Yemen, a botched attack on a terror suspect kills 12 civilians and destroys a community.
In the latest phase of Syria's civil war, civilians have become the targets.
While Washington is busy fighting over a report, Benghazi is descending into chaos.
The man who nearly stopped 9/11 tells FP why Kathryn Bigelow's movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden gets it wrong.
The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.
The country tears itself further apart with each passing day. This is the moment to do something about it.
Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei speaks exclusively to Foreign Policy on the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's political crisis.
Egypt's long-suffering opposition is fighting back against the Islamist government. But can they get their act together in time?
What's happening in Syria is a tragedy. But John Hannah needs to recognize that the civil war was never ours to win or lose.
Why the Muslim Brotherhood has Gulf leaders worried -- now more than ever.
The Palestinian president will either be toppled from his throne, or die on it. And that may be Hamas's chance to pounce.
Aid workers are caught in the crossfire of Syria's bloody revolt.
The Obama administration slapped a terrorist designation on Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra -- but only managed to spark an anti-U.S. backlash among anti-Assad groups.
Yemenis hope that a planned National Dialogue will save the revolution. But what abut the guys with the guns?
An outright victory by Assad’s enemies would be a disaster.
In their quest to unify the country after the Arab Spring, Yemen's new leaders are confronting a major obstacle: calls for secession.
From homemade rockets to car bombs, take a look at the weapons that Syria’s rebels are using to defeat Bashar al-Assad.
The current protests aren't about the President Mohamed Morsi's power grab -- this fight is over something far more basic.
The Muslim Brotherhood sees a conspiracy to oust it from power around every corner, and it’s prepared to strike preemptively against its enemies -- both real and imagined.
Economic talks this week represent a new chapter in the U.S.-Pakistan relationship.