Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is making all the same mistakes that the United States once made in Anbar. Can he change course before al Qaeda overruns the restive province?
The United States needs to officially end the Iraq war -- or else acknowledge that it’s waging an endless and unwinnable fight.
We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.
How the trade vs. aid debate shows the different trajectories of Egypt and Tunisia.
Why an upsurge in terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula raises fears for the Suez Canal.
A flood of new weapons -- from Iran to Saudi Arabia -- is dangerously changing the military dynamic in the Middle East.
Sanctions relief has corporations in Berlin salivating at the chance to make money in the Islamic Republic.
What will happen when one million refugees have the right to return -- to the West Bank?
The real question is why are we only hearing about it now.
How killer robots became more than just scary science fiction.
What to pack for the Syrian front lines.
Why unbridled oil consumption in the Middle East could pose a threat to the region and beyond.
Why demanding no enrichment and no centrifuges means no deal.
A memo to Barack Obama on how to talk about the Middle East policy no one thinks he actually has.
Why undervaluing the potential upsides to a deal with Iran is just bad business.
Why Egypt’s constitutional referendum is a worrisome step toward authoritarianism.
Remembering a popular restaurateur killed in Kabul—and a policy of segregation that humiliated local Afghans.
'The question is not whether this conference will fail but how it will fail.'
How the supreme leader's revolutionary acceptance of cutting-edge fertility treatments is changing lives in Iran -- and unsettling the deeply conservative Sunni Middle East.
By lashing out at Turkey and Kurdistan, Baghdad could make a tense situation worse.
Social media may be protesters' favorite weapon, but new research on Syria's revolution shows it can do as much harm as good.
How a New Jersey Democrat became the White House's biggest foreign-policy foe.
It's hard to understand the scale and spread of killing in Syria, until you see this map.
What do Egyptians really care about in their country's constitutional referendum? Not the constitution, for starters.