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.
Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many.
Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.
The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?
I played every game about the Yom Kippur War, so you don't have to. Here's what I learned.
For 50 years, Mahmoud Labib has cut the hair of Egypt's rulers, from Sadat to Mubarak.
Don't let al-Shabab fool you: Somalia is making progress. But the West needs to change its approach.
The French military intervention and a successful election have given Mali a chance to reboot its democracy. But it's going to be an uphill climb.
Did the killing of the U.S. ambassador a year ago cast a curse on the city he loved?