How Delacroix's famous painting explains the troubled North African revolution.
There's a reason Egyptians keep taking to the streets: The Muslim Brotherhood has proved to be little more than the old Mubarak clique with beards.
If history is any guide, today’s assassination in Tunisia could set off a dangerous revolutionary dynamic.
Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
An insurrection along the Suez Canal represents the greatest threat yet to the Muslim Brotherhood's rule in Egypt.
How did so many Western analysts get Egypt's Islamist movement so wrong?
Egypt is witnessing the slow-motion collapse of a stagnant and brutal political order.
Why Algeria doesn't talk to terrorists -- even if that means killing hostages.
A war-torn country is not a broken country. How Liberia pulled off its 2005 election.
Hopes for a democratic Middle East have faltered amid sectarian animosities and ideological divisions. Did it have to be this way?
Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei speaks exclusively to Foreign Policy on the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's political crisis.
Can Kenya's invasion of Kismayo put an end to al-Shabab for good?
Photos from the crucial Somali port city, after its liberation from the hands of al-Shabab.
Egypt's long-suffering opposition is fighting back against the Islamist government. But can they get their act together in time?
Why the Muslim Brotherhood has Gulf leaders worried -- now more than ever.
The developed world could make a big difference to the global economy simply by helping migrants to do what comes naturally: send money home.
The United States needs to tell Egypt's new president that there's no going back to the old, bad ways.
Why President Barack Obama's second-term national security team can't shy away from getting involved in the world's difficult conflicts.
The Obama Administration is pursuing closer ties with the military in Burma -- a policy that could undermine efforts to build democracy.
Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.
Gaza's radiating instability proves once again that Palestine is at the center of the region's problems.