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?
As Egypt's military government cracks down on the Muslim Brotherhood with unprecedented force, the defiant are going underground.
Did Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi just set Cairo on the path to its own "black decade"?
Is the turbulent Middle East bringing Sunni and Shiite jihadists together, or driving them to war?
The Muslim Brotherhood says that its protests are purely peaceful -- but evidence is mounting of torture and weaponry at its Cairo sit-ins.
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?