Crimea crisis awakens an anemic NATO; Egypt's Gen. Sisi throws his hat in the ring; Petty Officer Mayo was a hero; Why will 1,892 flags to be planted on the Mall today?; and a bit more.
Egypt’s top general is a shoo-in to win the race for president. Then the hard part begins.
As hundreds of young men are sentenced to death for the killing of one policeman, the state is gearing up to crush its Islamist enemies.
The institutions of the Egyptian state are out of control -- and it is unclear if even Sisi can bring them to heel.
How to "make oppression backfire" by peacefully leveraging the brutality of the oppressors.
Egypt's entire cabinet just resigned. Will it make any difference?
Why does the Egyptian government insist on blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for every act of terrorism, even as a dangerous jihadist group claims the attacks as their own?
The network's Cairo-based staff, who stand accused of running a terror cell from a luxury hotel, find themselves caught in the middle of a regional power struggle.
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
The Arab world's most prestigious literary award is thriving; whether anyone's actually reading the shortlisted books is another matter.
Egypt's government is happily letting exiled billionaires and convicted Mubarak cronies buy their way back home.
Why an upsurge in terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula raises fears for the Suez Canal.
Egypt’s new Field Marshal-in-chief, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, looks ready to seize the presidency. But is it more than he can handle?
Why Egypt’s constitutional referendum is a worrisome step toward authoritarianism.
What do Egyptians really care about in their country's constitutional referendum? Not the constitution, for starters.
Belly dancers, billboards, and Egypt's military propaganda machine.
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
Egypt's military government will never be legitimate until it stops haphazardly jailing scores of political prisoners.
The essential books, articles, posts -- and hip hop performances -- of the year.
Beset by terrorism, Egypt's military government is blaming everything on the Muslim Brotherhood.
As a security vacuum continues to plague Egypt, the country's beleaguered Christian community fears a rash of kidnappings will only worsen during the holiday season.
Are billions of dollars from Russia and the Gulf really worse than Western assistance?
Social media can tell us a lot about voting patterns -- but only up to a point.
Why nobody in the Middle East deserves to be an FP Leading Global Thinker this year.
Why Syria must rein in unemployment, food prices, and corruption to ensure a stable future.