Egypt

Argument

The Signal and the Noise in Middle East Elections

Social media can tell us a lot about voting patterns -- but only up to a point.

Alex Hanna |

Marc Lynch

The Dark List

Why nobody in the Middle East deserves to be an FP Leading Global Thinker this year.

Marc Lynch |

Feature

Peace Economics

Why Syria must rein in unemployment, food prices, and corruption to ensure a stable future.

Ethan Kapstein |

Argument

Clan Warfare

Don’t mistake Egypt’s calm for stability.

Eric Trager |

Daniel Altman

Lemon Law

How crappy used cars explain the chaos in Thailand and Egypt.

Daniel Altman |

Marc Lynch

Spoiler Alert

What lessons do the success of Camp David and the failure of Oslo hold for America's nuclear deal with Iran?

Marc Lynch |

Argument

Drafting Discord

Why Egypt's next constitution won't fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution.

Isobel Coleman |

Marc Lynch

Peak Middle East?

Why the administration is giving a free pass to Egypt's military regime.

Marc Lynch |

Terms of Engagement

Washington’s Kid Gloves and Egypt’s Fist

Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?

James Traub |

David Rothkopf

Waiting in the Wings

As America's star power dims, who will take center stage?

David Rothkopf |

Dispatch

'This Is Not a Court, This Is a Coup!'

Shoe-throwing, tirades, and the general chaos at Mohamed Morsy's first day in court.

Bel Trew |

Gordon Adams

Rebalancing the World Stage

Why America can no longer be both an actor and director.

Gordon Adams |

Slide Show

Plots and Plans

The world's dissidents wield an unconventional weapon: kitchenware.

Prachi Vidwans |

Dispatch

How Far Can Egypt's Jon Stewart Go Without Being Thrown In Jail?

As the new season of his show premieres, Bassem Youssef tries to find humor in military rule.

David Kenner |

Argument

The Dissident's Toolkit

Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many.

Erica Chenoweth |

Reality Check

The Shrinking

Why the Middle East is less and less important for the United States.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

At Sea

Smugglers, shipwrecks, and the harrowing, tragic journey of Syrian refugees trying to get to Sweden.

Sophia Jones |

Dispatch

Desert Fury

Is the Egyptian military's scorched-earth campaign in Sinai just creating a new generation of terrorists?

Louisa Loveluck |

Argument

So What About the Other 364 Days a Year?

Forget the single-minded focus on election day. What Azerbaijan needs is support for its civil society.

Melinda Haring |

Dispatch

The Coiffeur of Cairo

For 50 years, Mahmoud Labib has cut the hair of Egypt's rulers, from Sadat to Mubarak.

Ned Parker |

Argument

The Quiet Revolution

Technology is changing the way we fight war. But it's also changing the way we make peace.     

Sheldon Himelfarb |

Argument

Remember Cairo?

While Washington focuses on Syria and Iran, Egypt looks headed for a dangerous and destabilizing insurgency.

Shadi Hamid |

Dispatch

London Underground

Inside the Muslim Brotherhood’s hush-hush propaganda office in the U.K.

Bel Trew |

Argument

Return to the Bad Old Days

Will Egypt’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood fan the embers of Islamic insurgency?

Steven A. Cook |

Dispatch

The Hunted

As Egypt's military government cracks down on the Muslim Brotherhood with unprecedented force, the defiant are going underground.

Bel Trew |

Argument

Go Big or Go Home

Eastern Europe's lesson for the countries of the Arab Spring: economic reform is best served quickly.

Dalibor Rohac |

Interview

The Pen and the Sword

Egypt's foremost novelist on revolution, dentistry, democracy, and why the Muslim Brotherhood is a "terroristic, underground, armed group."

David Kenner |

Argument

Saving Humanitarian Intervention From Itself

As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?

Blair Glencorse |

Argument

Bait and Switch

Obama’s “limited” strikes are just the prelude to massive intervention in the Middle East. And Congress shouldn’t fall for it.

Bruce Ackerman |

By Other Means

Wounded Giant

The only thing America is good at these days is breaking things.

Rosa Brooks |