Islam

Dispatch

Save Benghazi

How the citizens of Benghazi are pushing back against the killers of a U.S. diplomat many considered their friend.

Christopher Stephen |

Interview

How to Save the Regime in Tehran

Shirin Ebadi, Iran's leading human rights activist, explains why on attack on the country's nuclear program is just what the mullahs have been yearning for.

Nazila Fathi |

Terms of Engagement

Keep Calm and Carry On

The Arab world needs our help; it just doesn't know how to ask nicely.

James Traub |

Argument

An Open Letter to the United States of America

Some unsolicited thoughts from an Egyptian revolutionary.

Mahmoud Salem |

Argument

Wait, You Still Don't Like Us?

Why the Muslim world hasn't warmed toward America over the past four years.

Richard Wike |

Interview

It Wasn't Us

In an exclusive interview, the Islamic radical group accused of masterminding the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi protests its innocence.

Mary Fitzgerald |

Argument

Buddhist Monks Behaving Badly

The boys in saffron are marching again. But this time there’s nothing that's noble about it.

Francis Wade |

Slide Show

Anti-America Protests Spread

From Sanaa to Benghazi to Srinagar, anger at a crude, anti-Islamic film reportedly made in America sparks a wave of protests around the globe.

Slide Show |

Backstory

It Ain't 1979 Anymore

Why this week's attacks on American embassies aren't the Iran hostage crisis all over again.

Ty McCormick |

Argument

The Gang That Can't Shoot Straight

The Syrian National Council has failed to galvanize international support for the rebellion -- and it has only itself to blame.

Malik Al-Abdeh |

Argument

The Meles Inheritance

Ethiopia's late dictator antagonized his country's Muslims for years. His successors may pay for it.

Mohammed Ademo |

Argument

Two Cheers for Syrian Islamists

So the rebels aren't secular Jeffersonians. As far as America is concerned, it doesn't much matter.

Gary Gambill |

Argument

Peter King Must Go

The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security is asleep on the job, or worse, too busy picking on Muslims to notice the real terrorist danger to America: lone extremists with guns.

Sahil Bhatia |

Christian Caryl

Local Bloodshed, Global Headache

Sectarian conflict in Burma is once again spurring talk of a “global war against Islam.”

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

A Country with Fourteen Psychiatrists

Libya is trying to build a new democracy. But that's a tall order for a society plagued by bad memories.

Portia Walker |

Argument

Hamas Rising

As the Palestinian Authority struggles to make payroll, the militant group is making friends and influencing leaders around the Arab world.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Argument

Stopping Mali from Becoming Somalia

The United States needs to prevent Mali from turning into another failed state in the heart of Africa.

Witney Schneidman |

Slide Show

Hungry Days, Festive Nights

Images from across the Muslim world as the holy month begins.

Slide Show |

Argument

Africanistan? Not Exactly

The dangers of international intervention in Mali.

Gregory Mann |

Argument

Democracy, Salafi Style

One of Saudi Arabia's most popular hardline clerics just embraced democracy. Should we worry, or applaud?

Aaron Y. Zelin |

Interview

"The Elite Isn't Going to Lose Control"

Middle East scholar Joshua Stacher explains why democratization in Egypt is only skin deep.

Paul Starobin |

Argument

Lost City

After a week of wanton destruction, is the legendary city of Timbuktu finally coming to an end?

Peter Chilson |

Slide Show

Shrines into Stones

Images of the disappearing treasures of Timbuktu's ancient landmarks as militants bomb them into rubble.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

A Current of Faith

As a divided Libya heads toward a historic vote, an Islamic "frame of reference" unites the country's political neophytes.

Mary Fitzgerald |

Christian Caryl

The Women of Tahrir Square Fight Back

The revolution in Egypt isn’t over -- at least as long as female revolutionaries have anything to say about it.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Reach Out to Morsy

Egypt's new president may be no moderate, but he deserves a chance to prove he's no enemy.

Yossi Beilin |

Argument

Containing the Islamist Revolution

The next American president would be naïve to think that the uprisings sweeping the Middle East will be good for America. It's time to retrench and protect U.S. interests from the Islamist tidal wave.

Ephraim Sneh |

Christian Caryl

The Sudanese Stand Up

The best way to help the protesters in Sudan? Cover the story.

Christian Caryl |

Letters

The Persian Gulf

The divide between young Iranians and the regime is widening every day.

Lois Farrow Parshley |

Letters

Visualizing the War on Women Debate

A look at how the most popular cover story in Foreign Policy's history ricocheted across Twitter.

Lois Farrow Parshley |