Keeping the Flame Alive

This Hanukkah, Israel doesn't have to worry about running out of oil.

Frank Jacobs |


Egypt's Economy: The Downside to Growth

Mubarak may be gone, but his economic policies still haunt Egyptians.

Magda Kandil |


Is There an Egyptian Nation?

The current protests aren't about the President Mohamed Morsi's power grab -- this fight is over something far more basic.

Shadi Hamid |


Mubarak with a Beard?

The United States needs to tell Egypt's new president that there's no going back to the old, bad ways.

Michael Wahid Hanna |


There's a New Caliph in Town

The Muslim Brotherhood sees a conspiracy to oust it from power around every corner, and it’s prepared to strike preemptively against its enemies -- both real and imagined.

Evan Hill |


Overdone Turkey

The hype about Ankara as a regional leader is way overblown.

Steven A. Cook |


The Re-Pivot

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

Martin Indyk |


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 |


A Pillar of Problems

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

Jonathan Schanzer |


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 |


What Tunisia Did Right

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

M. Steven Fish |


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 |