Egypt

Argument

The Re-Pivot

Forget Asia. It's time for Obama to put his focus back on the Middle East.

Martin Indyk |

Argument

Still Think Middle East Peace Doesn't Matter?

Gaza's radiating instability proves once again that Palestine is at the center of the region's problems.

Steven A. Cook |

Argument

A Pillar of Problems

Eight questions about the Israel-Gaza conflict we still don't have a good handle on.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Feature

Egyptian Idol

The Salafi threat to blow up the pyramids is nothing new: Egypt's ambivalence toward its past dates back centuries.

Ian Straughn |

Slide Show

Scenes From a Forgotten War

What happened the last time America got bogged down in North Africa.

Slide Show |

Argument

What Tunisia Did Right

Strong legislatures are a key ingredient in successful democratic transitions -- and Tunisia is showing the way.

M. Steven Fish |

Dispatch

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 |

Argument

The Secret of Islamist Success

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.

Dalibor Rohac |

Argument

Beware the Tyranny of the Mob

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.

Jamsheed Choksy |

Christian Caryl

Where the Arab Spring Has Not Yet Sprung

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.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

A Revolutionary Foreign Policy

The Muslim Brotherhood's political party promises to transform Egypt's place in the world.

Amr Darrag |

Argument

Why a Constitution Is a Bad Place for a Blasphemy Law

A constitutional ban on blasphemy might sound like a good idea to some. But it can mean less freedom for everyone.

Katrina Lantos Swett |

Argument

In Post-Revolution Egypt, Talk Shows Redefine the Political Landscape

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?

Fatima El-Issawi |

Argument

The Innocence of YouTube

It's time for Internet giants to explain when censorship is and isn't OK.

Susan Benesch |

Argument

An Open Letter to the United States of America

Some unsolicited thoughts from an Egyptian revolutionary.

Mahmoud Salem |

Argument

Wait, You Still Don't Like Us?

Why the Muslim world hasn't warmed toward America over the past four years.

Richard Wike |

Argument

Bunker Mentality

Can the U.S. keep diplomats safe without turning embassies into fortresses?

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

Why the Embassy Riots Won't Stop

The world has become one big crowded theater, and anyone with a laptop can now yell "fire" and set off a stampede.

Michael Koplow |

Dispatch

Brother of Al Qaeda Leader Offers Peace Plan

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.

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy |

Feature

The Extraordinary League of Accidental Revolutionaries

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.

Ty McCormick |

Dispatch

Sinai's Invisible War

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.

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy |

Argument

Brother Knows Best

How Egypt's new president is outsmarting the generals.

Steven A. Cook |

The List

7 Ways America Can Get Its Mojo Back in Egypt

It won't be easy, but it's not impossible.

Eric Trager |

Dispatch

Our Brothers in Arms

Will the Pentagon continue to support Egypt's military under a new Islamist government?

Kevin Baron |

The New New Normal

The Arabian Horse

Can Egypt's economy deliver on the revolutionary promise of a better future for all?

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Argument

It Ain't Just a River in Egypt

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.

Shadi Hamid |

Argument

Oh, Brother

Why Egypt's new Islamist president is keeping the Saudis up at night.

Steven Miller |

Argument

Learning to Live With the Islamist Winter

What to make of the historic election results in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya -- and how the United States should respond.

Tamara Cofman Wittes |

Interview

"The Elite Isn't Going to Lose Control"

Middle East scholar Joshua Stacher explains why democratization in Egypt is only skin deep.

Paul Starobin |

Argument

Tales of Omar Suleiman

Egypt's feared domestic enforcer is dead, but not the regime he left behind.

Steven A. Cook |