As the secretary of state tries to get the rebels and the regime to the negotiating table, a State Department official says it would take "sarin gas being lobbed at Tel Aviv" for Washington to take military action.
A new reality television competition is booming in Beirut and Ramallah: democratic politics.
In the mountains of Yemen, a strange and deadly face-off between elite soldiers and rebellious villagers could have big international consequences.
Sunni-Shiite hatreds are the least of the Middle East's problems -- it's the struggle within the Sunni world that will define the region for years to come.
No, America hasn't "lost" Iraq. But a dangerous realpolitik is the new normal in Baghdad.
I co-wrote the Arab Peace Initiative. And I doubt Kerry's good-faith attempt to revive it will succeed.
An exclusive interview with Russia's top diplomat.
An exclusive look inside the mysterious death and life of the world's most dangerous terrorist not named Osama bin Laden.
The Gulf monarchies were once thought immune to the uprisings sweeping the Arab world. Not anymore.
The improbable tale of a West Virginia heiress the Pentagon hired to take on Somalia's jihadists.
Once a laughingstock, the Arab world’s political body is closing ranks against Bashar al-Assad.
It’s safer than sex.
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?
The Muslim Brotherhood may have the votes -- for now -- but Egypt is a ship without a rudder.
And its destruction will define the Middle East for years to come.
It’s time to stop focusing on personalities and get down to the more important business of identifying common interests.
There is no Arab Spring coming to Iraq. But sectarian protests could tear this fragile country apart.
Ten years on, newly published secret documents shed new light on potential turning points the United States missed.
Iran's popularity in the Arab world is way down, but sectarianism is on the rise.
The U.S. spent billions promoting democracy in Iraq. Now the official verdict is in: It was all for nothing.
The chief of staff of the opposition Syrian Military Joint Command calls on the United States to provide arms, not just non-lethal aid.
Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.
Can Washington prevent the turbulent Arab Spring countries from going the way of the post-Soviet states?
Images from the women's rights rallies that have been taking place around the world this week.