Why the United States needs to sabotage, undermine, and expose its enemies in the Middle East.
As Egypt gears up for big demonstrations against the Muslim Brotherhood, it's time to remember that you can't have genuine democracy without respect for religious freedom.
Egypt is on the brink -- not of something better than the old Mubarak dictatorship, but of something even worse.
Some Egyptians see military rule as a solution to their problems. Here's why it's a bad idea.
Why Egypt’s draft NGO law is transparent, fair, and a big step forward for democracy.
I wrote a book about 1979, but I left out the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Here’s why.
The Egyptian satirist stands on the front lines of Egypt’s culture wars.
Why Syria could turn out to be Iran's Vietnam -- not America's.
Some free advice for my MENA friends.
Hopes for peaceful change have been replaced by sectarian animosity and unending bloodshed.
Why the GOP needs to stop navel-gazing and embrace internationalism all over again.
Why are the Gulf's leaders so afraid of a few jokes?
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?
Cairo needs to tackle its subsidy addiction. And yes, it’s not going to be easy.
The Muslim Brotherhood may have the votes -- for now -- but Egypt is a ship without a rudder.
Here are 11 lessons to keep in mind if you want to have any hope of solving the Middle East's most intractable conflict.
What does the Obama administration make of Egypt's Mohamed Morsy? Not much. But they've still got to figure out how to work with him.
The shadowy Islamist group that was all but destroyed in the 1980s is ruining the uprising against Bashar al-Assad.
The lesson of Iraq isn't that American intervention only makes things worse; it's that there's a smarter way to do it.
Iran's popularity in the Arab world is way down, but sectarianism is on the rise.
How State Department analysts -- and no one else -- foresaw the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
As America's new secretary of state arrives in Cairo, it's still not clear the United States knows what it's dealing with.
Egypt's new rulers are determined to tighten their grip on the media scene in Cairo. I should know -- they had me fired.
Yes, Muslim-majority Indonesia has made a successful transition to democracy. But no, that doesn’t make it an example for the Arab Spring.
Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.