Egypt's army chief isn't an Islamist -- in fact, his work at the U.S. Army War College suggests he may be a Mubarak clone.
Why paranoia is the key to Libyan politics.
In trying to save Egypt, the military and the Brotherhood may end up destroying it.
A power-hungry general, defiant Islamists, and massive protests have set the stage for a showdown in Cairo.
In a small Egyptian town, a corpse washes ashore. And then things get really ugly.
Why Washington's policy toward Cairo is pretty spot on (except for a few things).
If the United States wants its Middle East mojo back, it's going to have to pay to play.
Egypt's new rulers have $12 billion to spend. Can they make enough economic progress to stave off disaster?
Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?
The Salafi ultra-radicals are now Egypt's new power brokers.
Why is Washington being so quiet about the tumultuous upheaval in Egypt?
A real-time map of the hot spots in Egypt's dramatic showdown between the military, Muslim Brotherhood, and protesters in the streets.
Egypt is on the brink -- not of something better than the old Mubarak dictatorship, but of something even worse.
Why Egypt’s draft NGO law is transparent, fair, and a big step forward for democracy.
Why Xi Jinping’s vision of a future China cannot coexist with the American Dream.
The improbable tale of a West Virginia heiress the Pentagon hired to take on Somalia's jihadists.
Rampaging Islamist vigilantes are cracking down on free expression -- and ruining Tunisia's Arab Spring.
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?
What does the Obama administration make of Egypt's Mohamed Morsy? Not much. But they've still got to figure out how to work with him.
The problem with the 'light footprint' approach to U.S. military policy.
Seven things we've learned after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As America's new secretary of state arrives in Cairo, it's still not clear the United States knows what it's dealing with.
Yes, Muslim-majority Indonesia has made a successful transition to democracy. But no, that doesn’t make it an example for the Arab Spring.