Eric Harroun claims to have joined up with an al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria’s brutal civil war. We tracked him down, but getting the truth was more difficult.
The Muslim Brotherhood may have the votes -- for now -- but Egypt is a ship without a rudder.
And its destruction will define the Middle East for years to come.
There is no Arab Spring coming to Iraq. But sectarian protests could tear this fragile country apart.
What does the Obama administration make of Egypt's Mohamed Morsy? Not much. But they've still got to figure out how to work with him.
Israel can be Jewish, democratic, or a state in control of the Palestinian territories. Choose two.
The shadowy Islamist group that was all but destroyed in the 1980s is ruining the uprising against Bashar al-Assad.
Iran's popularity in the Arab world is way down, but sectarianism is on the rise.
The U.S. spent billions promoting democracy in Iraq. Now the official verdict is in: It was all for nothing.
Yes, Muslim-majority Indonesia has made a successful transition to democracy. But no, that doesn’t make it an example for the Arab Spring.
Islamist groups are bankrolling terror groups across the Middle East and pretending it's aid work.
Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.
An exclusive trove of al Qaeda documents found in this fabled city shows a theocracy in the making in Mali.
Europe thinks it can separate Hezbollah's political activities from its terrorist operations. But the Party of God isn't built that way.
There's a reason Egyptians keep taking to the streets: The Muslim Brotherhood has proved to be little more than the old Mubarak clique with beards.
The assassination of a leftist politician has thrown the poster child for the Arab Spring into chaos.
If history is any guide, today’s assassination in Tunisia could set off a dangerous revolutionary dynamic.
Think Americans hate their politicians? The moody French are disgusted -- and looking for a new de Gaulle.
Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
An insurrection along the Suez Canal represents the greatest threat yet to the Muslim Brotherhood's rule in Egypt.
When it comes to covering Africa's latest conflict, it's suddenly amateur hour.
How did so many Western analysts get Egypt's Islamist movement so wrong?
Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself besieged by a resurgent Israeli left and an old ally-turned-rival on the right.
Why Algeria doesn't talk to terrorists -- even if that means killing hostages.
How two words -- forged nearly a century ago -- help explain France's military intervention in Mali.
An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.