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.
Western assault rifles are showing up in the hands of Islamist fighters in Gaza. It's a cautionary tale for arms-exporting countries across the globe.
Barack Obama was right to defend Susan Rice from the GOP attacks. She's got the chops to be secretary of state.
Why does the planet's No. 1 spy never go to the really dangerous places?
An interview with a leading human rights activist from Bahrain
The reliability of protections at two key nuclear weapons sites is now unclear.
What happened the last time America got bogged down in North Africa.
Strong legislatures are a key ingredient in successful democratic transitions -- and Tunisia is showing the way.
How America’s first foray into the modern Arab world can help solve its current entanglements.
The U.S. military needs to prepare for more operations along the world's coastlines.