Dispatch from the Revolution


The Brotherhood vs. the Free Press

Egypt's new rulers are determined to tighten their grip on the media scene in Cairo. I should know -- they had me fired.

Hani Shukrallah |


A Murder in Tunis

The assassination of a leftist politician has thrown the poster child for the Arab Spring into chaos.

Fadil Aliriza |


Is There an Egyptian Nation?

The current protests aren't about the President Mohamed Morsi's power grab -- this fight is over something far more basic.

Shadi Hamid |

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What We Found in Benghazi

The following are photographs taken by Jenan Moussa of Dubai's Al-Aan TV and freelance journalist Harald Doornbos at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, for their article, "'Troubling' Surveillance Before Benghazi Attack."

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Winter Is Coming

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are living in dire conditions, and the aid the world is providing is nowhere near enough.

David Kenner |

Reality Check

Take Cover

Gale force winds in the Middle East.

Aaron David Miller |


Workers of the (Arab) World, Unite!

Could American labor unions be the best way to roll back radical Islamists in the Middle East?

Joseph Braude |


Don't Give Up on the Arab Spring

Why America did the right thing in Libya -- and freedom will eventually win.

Shadi Hamid |

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The Jets of August

In the battle for Aleppo, the Assad regime's dangerous new weapon -- fighter jets -- has claimed dozens of lives in the nearby town of Azaz.

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Woman Up

Why Hillary Clinton needs to stand up for the women of Egypt.

Elisa Massimino |


A Hollow Victory

Yemen's new president claims to have driven al Qaeda from its strongholds. But Yemenis fear the militants will be back.

Adam Baron |


The Revolution Will Be Minimized

The men and women who sparked the protests that toppled the Mubarak regime face a painful choice in the upcoming presidential election. But they still can make the best of a bad situation.

Bassem Sabry |


What the Hell Should We Do About Syria?

FP asked five smart observers to offer their solutions for the quagmire in Damascus.

Alessandra N Ram |

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The Candidates

Exclusive, behind-the-scenes photos of the men who want to rule Egypt.

Kate Brooks |


Syria's War Comes to Beirut

Sunday's spasm of violence bodes ill for Lebanese stability. But the real problem is that there's nobody in charge.

Mitch Prothero |


The Syrian Exodus

Today's gruesome car bomb attack in Damascus only adds to the worries of Syrians agonizing over whether to stay or flee.

Lois Farrow Parshley |


Brothers in Arms

Syrian dissidents are getting out of Damascus, but they can't escape their memories of torture.

Sophia Jones |


Prison Island

Bahrain has badly botched its local version of the Arab Spring. And there seems to be no way out.

Tom Malinowski |


The Case of the Superman Underwear

As people across the Middle East struggle for freedom, Lebanon descends into farce.

Karl Sharro |


Feminism, Brotherhood Style

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood have their own take on women's liberation.

Sarah A. Topol |


Tear Gas at the Dairy Queen

U.S. service members stationed in Bahrain are struggling to adjust to the new normal as the  country enters the second year of its uprising.

Geoff Ziezulewicz |


Who Broke Syria?

Bashar al-Assad did. But the international community and the media made things worse.

James Harkin |


Eating Cinnabon in Damascus

Why are foreign brands like KFC, the Four Seasons, and Cinnabon still trying to make a buck in Syria?

Katie Paul |

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The Arab World's Dwindling Jewish Diaspora

The uncertain revolutions of the past year may present the best chance for long-exiled Jewish communities across the Middle East to return home.

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Tunisia Steps Out

How the little country that sparked the Arab Spring is becoming a regional player for the first time.

Alex Warren |


Call the Generals' Bluff

Egypt's military-run government says I'm a fugitive from the law. I say it's time American taxpayers stop funding repression.

Sherif Mansour |


Ultra Violence

How Egypt’s soccer mobs are threatening the revolution.

James M. Dorsey |

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Back to Tahrir

Amazing photos of the massive crowds that rallied on the anniversary of the Egyptian revolution.

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