Will Susan Rice bring out a more muscular side of Barack Obama?
The protests across Istanbul aren’t about Islamism, the elite, or even religion writ large -- they're a call for a real liberal democracy.
Modest measures to aid the Syrian rebels won't topple Assad. And despite protestations, even Washington's hawks don't want to go further.
The new prime minister in Ramallah is a political novice -- and that's exactly why President Mahmoud Abbas chose him.
How an American NGO came to Cairo after the revolution hoping to build a democracy, and ended up alienating the very people it was supposed to help.
The EU can't get its act together when it comes to a common foreign policy. But it's common economics that's screwed the Syrian rebels.
Iran’s protest movement struggles to make its voice heard in an election where they have no good options.
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.
It's time to stop pretending that America's in Afghanistan to help women.
As Sunni jihadists battle it out with Shiite militias in Lebanon and Syria, the region lurches closer to all-out war.
Iran is in the throes of an unprecedented sexual revolution. Could it eventually shake the regime?
A new reality television competition is booming in Beirut and Ramallah: democratic politics.
Why it won’t be the end of the world if the mullahs get the bomb.
In the mountains of Yemen, a strange and deadly face-off between elite soldiers and rebellious villagers could have big international consequences.
Obama can't live without drones, Pakistan can't live with 'em. So the president bowed to the Islamic street.
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.
The self-proclaimed "Party of God" is throwing its fighters into Syria's bloody war. And according to its own media sources, it has already suffered significant losses.
Life is hard for the millions of Syrians fleeing war. But it's a bit easier at the gleaming Emirati-funded refugee camp in Jordan.
Can the Supreme Leader bluff and bully his way to getting what he wants in Iran’s crucial upcoming presidential election?
No, America hasn't "lost" Iraq. But a dangerous realpolitik is the new normal in Baghdad.
The Egyptian satirist stands on the front lines of Egypt’s culture wars.
In Syria’s beautiful northwest, all is peaceful. But death is never far away.
I co-wrote the Arab Peace Initiative. And I doubt Kerry's good-faith attempt to revive it will succeed.
How did Turkey become the world's leading jailer of journalists?
In an exclusive conversation with Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas chief talks about how Assad should have listened to his advice, and why he’s not “bloodthirsty” or “against” Jews.
When progress in the Middle East seems more in reach than a Washington that works.
Will embracing the Kurds make Turkey's prime minister the country's most influential figure since Ataturk?
What we know about the Syrian rebel commander captured on video ripping out and eating the heart of a pro-Assad fighter.