Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.
The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?
The Syrian rebellion is turning hard-line Islamist, squeezing out Christians, Alawites, and Kurds who also hate Assad.
Why al-Shabab's Westgate massacre is just the tip of the iceberg for an Africa on the edge of dysfunction.
As nationalist fervor intensifies, Vladimir Putin's opponents face some tough choices.
Syrian jihadi groups are now kidnapping and killing one another. Is this the beginning of an all out war, or an opportunity for the moderates?
For years the Houthis have been derided as subversives and separatists. Now they're sitting at the table in Sanaa.
Will Egypt’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood fan the embers of Islamic insurgency?
As we mark the anniversary of the death of Chris Stevens, there are some in Washington who'd like to turn the drones loose on Benghazi. Here's why that would be a bad idea.
Is the turbulent Middle East bringing Sunni and Shiite jihadists together, or driving them to war?
Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.
Egypt's army chief isn't an Islamist -- in fact, his work at the U.S. Army War College suggests he may be a Mubarak clone.
A young Sudanese author explores his fraught relationship to religion.
In trying to save Egypt, the military and the Brotherhood may end up destroying it.
In a small Egyptian town, a corpse washes ashore. And then things get really ugly.
Islamists in East Africa were supposed to be on the run. But the raids and spy flights keep increasing.
Forget Egypt and Syria. Israel-Palestine is still issue No. 1 in the Middle East.
The Pakistani Taliban aren't headed off to fight in Syria. They're gearing up for an epic war at home.
Why U.S. tech firms that help dictators restrict the Internet need to be held to account.
Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.
As the streets of Cairo erupt in chaos, Jerusalem wonders if the military can set things right again.
A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.
Egypt is on the brink -- not of something better than the old Mubarak dictatorship, but of something even worse.