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How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.
Iraq’s Sunnis turned against radical jihadists once. Will they do so again?
Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.
Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.
The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.
Iran's president came to office promising liberalization and a better relationship with the West. But can he really have both?
Why the ISIS invasion of Iraq is really a war between Shiites and Sunnis for control of the Middle East.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
Syria's jihad is awash with religious jurists. No wonder there's as much arguing as fighting.
Iran’s ayatollahs are going nuts over a harmless video. But they’re not the first autocrats to obsess about the impact of popular culture.
The emerging-market darling is coming apart at the seams. And Boko Haram is just the beginning.
Cadres at the highest levels may be studying the account of a Uighur working for Chinese state-owned TV.
Saudi Arabia is setting new terms in the Gulf’s relationship with its wayward neighbor. But will Doha bridle at the deal?
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood became more illiberal after its first brush with power -- sparking an authoritarian reaction that makes a democratic future seem further away than ever.
As rockets and threats fly fast and furious, a familiar tension builds in the Middle East.
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.
A deadly surge of revenge violence has seized the Central African Republic -- and peacekeepers seem powerless to stop it.
Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
Meet what might soon be the West's unpredictable new friend in Syria -- the Islamic Front.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
Why Egypt's next constitution won't fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution.
How Israel won the Arab Spring, and why a dangerous new instability threatens the entire region's geopolitical landscape.
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