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 |


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 |


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 |


A Revolutionary Foreign Policy

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

Amr Darrag |


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 |


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 |


The Innocence of YouTube

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

Susan Benesch |


An Open Letter to the United States of America

Some unsolicited thoughts from an Egyptian revolutionary.

Mahmoud Salem |


Wait, You Still Don't Like Us?

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

Richard Wike |


Bunker Mentality

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

Joshua E. Keating |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


Oh, Brother

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

Steven Miller |


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 |


"The Elite Isn't Going to Lose Control"

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

Paul Starobin |


Tales of Omar Suleiman

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

Steven A. Cook |

Christian Caryl

Plague of Thugs

Why Mideast dictators use hoodlums to suppress dissent.

Christian Caryl |


Woman Up

Why Hillary Clinton needs to stand up for the women of Egypt.

Elisa Massimino |


Train Wreck Along the Nile

The battle over Egypt's parliament is more than just a legislative disaster. It's a legal nightmare.

Nathan J. Brown |

Christian Caryl

The Women of Tahrir Square Fight Back

The revolution in Egypt isn’t over -- at least as long as female revolutionaries have anything to say about it.

Christian Caryl |


Reach Out to Morsy

Egypt's new president may be no moderate, but he deserves a chance to prove he's no enemy.

Yossi Beilin |


Containing the Islamist Revolution

The next American president would be naïve to think that the uprisings sweeping the Middle East will be good for America. It's time to retrench and protect U.S. interests from the Islamist tidal wave.

Ephraim Sneh |