What happened the last time America got bogged down in North Africa.
Strong legislatures are a key ingredient in successful democratic transitions -- and Tunisia is showing the way.
Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are living in dire conditions, and the aid the world is providing is nowhere near enough.
Islamist political parties aren't succeeding in the Middle East because they stand for Islam. It's because they have a well-established political brand.
The growing insecurity of religious and ethnic minorities is one of the biggest problems arising from the Arab Spring. But much can be done to protect them.
The spirit of rebellion continues to simmer in the Middle East and North Africa. But you won’t see much about it in the headlines.
The Muslim Brotherhood's political party promises to transform Egypt's place in the world.
A constitutional ban on blasphemy might sound like a good idea to some. But it can mean less freedom for everyone.
In Egypt, the hosts of political talk shows have become the arbiters of public discussion and debate. But do they know how to wield their newfound power?
It's time for Internet giants to explain when censorship is and isn't OK.
Some unsolicited thoughts from an Egyptian revolutionary.
Why the Muslim world hasn't warmed toward America over the past four years.
Can the U.S. keep diplomats safe without turning embassies into fortresses?
The world has become one big crowded theater, and anyone with a laptop can now yell "fire" and set off a stampede.
Mohamed al-Zawahiri was behind the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, but what he really wants is to make peace with the West.
You might think the Egyptian revolution is dead, but the Tahrir faithful are still chipping away at the Old Guard -- one YouTube video at a time.
Egypt's new president has used the recent Sinai attacks to clean house. But nobody knows what really happened -- and the military isn't talking.
Will the Pentagon continue to support Egypt's military under a new Islamist government?
Can Egypt's economy deliver on the revolutionary promise of a better future for all?
Egyptian liberals lost badly in the post-revolution scramble for power -- and now they're in deep denial as many embrace conspiracy theories about the United States.
What to make of the historic election results in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya -- and how the United States should respond.
Middle East scholar Joshua Stacher explains why democratization in Egypt is only skin deep.
Egypt's feared domestic enforcer is dead, but not the regime he left behind.
The battle over Egypt's parliament is more than just a legislative disaster. It's a legal nightmare.