Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
The kingdom is using an army of flacks to keep the illusion of peace and stability.
Egypt's entire cabinet just resigned. Will it make any difference?
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
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.
Did the military violate its own rules by getting in bed with Budweiser during the Super Bowl?
Is Egypt's president-in-waiting turning back the clock -- to the Nasser era?
Egypt’s new Field Marshal-in-chief, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, looks ready to seize the presidency. But is it more than he can handle?
The former secretary of defense thinks this is the first time politics played a role in foreign policy? Please.
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
How young people meeting on the Internet might help build peace in some of the world's most volatile regions.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
The race is on to exploit off-shore energy around Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus -- and Moscow is crashing the party.
How a decades-old fake coup attempt is taking its toll on Tunisia.
No one else manages to rile Tunisia's post-revolutionary government quite like rapper Klay BBJ.
Social media can tell us a lot about voting patterns -- but only up to a point.
Why Syria must rein in unemployment, food prices, and corruption to ensure a stable future.
Why Egypt's next constitution won't fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution.
A U.S. ally is treating a would-be nation as a prison camp -- and we're doing nothing about it.
How a neurosurgeon from Maryland cleaned up one of the most notoriously violent cities in Iraq.
Yad Vashem is not biased against Tunisian Arabs that saved Jews' lives during the Holocaust.
Not quite. But the question is whether anyone really wants to help.
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
Tunisia's first suicide bomber in decades managed to kill only himself. But that's little consolation to a people who are fighting to keep their transition on track.