Debating the War on Women

In the May/June issue of Foreign Policy, Mona Eltahawy argues that the real war on women is in the Middle East. FP asked six smart observers to weigh in on Eltahawy's claim that many of the men of the Arab world hate women -- and the controversial cover image that accompanied it.

Allison Good |

The List

Sex and the Single Mullah

Islamic scholars are prepared to answer questions and issue fatwas on almost any realm of modern life. Sometimes, it can get a little kinky.

Joshua E. Keating |


The Most Powerful Women You've Never Heard Of

The Angela Merkels and Dilma Rousseffs get all the attention. But they're not the only female leaders running the world.

FP Staff |


Why Do They Hate Us?

The real war on women is in the Middle East.

Mona Eltahawy |

The List

The Heroines of the Arab World

Twelve women challenging their societies to change the status quo.

Allison Good |


Back to School

Egyptian and Tunisian classrooms learn to learn in a post-dictator era.

Ursula Lindsey |


Feminism, Brotherhood Style

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood have their own take on women's liberation.

Sarah A. Topol |


Epiphanies from Abdullah Gul

Turkey can be a democratic model for the Middle East, its president says.

Benjamin Pauker |


Dirty Laundry

If the West really wants to prevent developing countries from laundering money, it can start by cleaning up its own act.

Peter Reuter |


The Brothers Grim

Can Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood overcome the disqualification of its popular and charismatic candidate for president?

Ashraf Khalil |

Slide Show

The Arab Spring's Best Photos

The Pulitzer committee gives a nod to the best chroniclers of the revolutions.

Slide Show |


Pictures at a Revolution

Data visualization can offer some unique insights into social upheaval. But the data artists are just getting started.

Luke Allnutt |

The List

Mubarak's Enforcer

Omar Suleiman is running for president of Egypt -- but are voters really looking to elect a member of the former regime's inner circle?

David Kenner |


Finish What You Start

Getting rid of a dictator is a great achievement. But it's only the beginning of a successful transition to democracy.

Srdja Popovic |

Christian Caryl

The Personality Problem

In an age of globalization and revolutionary upheaval, grand impersonal forces might appear to be winning out. But don't discount the human factor.

Christian Caryl |

Terms of Engagement

The Egypt Backlash

Is it a fantasy to believe that the United States can still promote democracy in non-democratic states?

James Traub |


The LWOT: Obama sidesteps NDAA detainee provisions

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Jennifer Rowland |


Mind the Gap

Inequality is an increasing problem around the world. But there are cures.

Peter Passell |


We Lost a Great One

Remembering Marie Colvin.

Sarah A. Topol |

Christian Caryl

Rude Awakening

Promoting democracy in places like Egypt or Iraq is about changing the status quo. So why are we so surprised when it turns out that not everyone is in favor?

Christian Caryl |


Why the Egyptian Military Fears a Captains' Revolt

The generals ruling in Cairo face a new challenge to their authority -- rising discontent within the army's middle ranks.

Patrick Galey |


Separated at Birth

Indonesia's transition to democracy can tell us a lot about the likely course of Egypt's revolution. There's good news and there's bad news.

John T. Sidel |


Votes Versus Rights

The debate that's shaping the outcome of the Arab Spring.

Charles Kurzman |

The List

The Cairo 19

A look at some of the NGO workers who now find themselves at the center of a diplomatic showdown between Egypt and the United States.

Uri Friedman |


Call the Generals' Bluff

Egypt's military-run government says I'm a fugitive from the law. I say it's time American taxpayers stop funding repression.

Sherif Mansour |


Cairo's Undercover Strongman

Meet Murad Muwafi, the most important man in Egypt you’ve never heard of.

Magdy Samaan |


Ultra Violence

How Egypt’s soccer mobs are threatening the revolution.

James M. Dorsey |


Egypt’s Revolutionary Narrative Breaks Down

With Hosni Mubarak long gone, a heavily Islamist parliament in place, and the military in uneasy command of the country, who speaks for the revolution?

Lauren E. Bohn |

Slide Show

Back to Tahrir

Amazing photos of the massive crowds that rallied on the anniversary of the Egyptian revolution.

Slide Show |