Islam

Letters

Let's Talk About Sex

Four takes on Mona Eltahawy's cover piece on misogyny in the Middle East and Foreign Policy's inaugural Sex Issue.

Lois Farrow Parshley |

Argument

Egypt's Constitutional Chaos

The process of drafting a new constitution is a train wreck. But there’s a way to get it back on track.

Mara Revkin |

Dispatch

Putin's Secret War

The bloody Islamic insurgency in Russia's backyard.

Anna Nemtsova |

Slide Show

Egypt's Revolutionary Soul-Searching

Cairo's revolutionaries take to the streets during a chaotic weekend.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

Too Hot for Tehran

The ayatollahs are going after a new generation of satirists. But that hasn't stopped Iran's best cartoonists-in-exile from exposing the country's deepest taboos.  

Slide Show |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

An  ex-president is convicted, England celebrates, and Angela Merkel feeds a penguin.

Slide Show |

Argument

Did You Hear the One about U.S. Internment Camps?

A leaked Army document on mass detentions has extremists boiling over on both the right and the left.

J.M. Berger |

Argument

The 140-Character Fatwa

Enormously popular, extremist Saudi clerics are promoting hatred, violence, and intolerance on Facebook and Twitter. Can they be stopped?

Jonathan Schanzer |

Argument

Vox Pop: Egyptians Prepare to Choose a President

Everyone's talking about Egypt's presidential election. But what do the voters think?

Magdy Samaan |

Interview

"Captains Stay with Their Crew"

Most of the Americans charged by Egypt in the NGO affair have since left the country. But one, Robert Becker, decided to stay and face the music.

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy |

Argument

Where Democracy Is America’s Second Choice

For Washington, democracy promotion in Yemen continues to take a back seat to the fight against Al-Qaeda.

Francisco Martin-Rayo |

Feature

The Ayatollah Under the Bed(sheets)

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, all politics may not be sexual, but all sex is political.

Karim Sadjadpour |

Slide Show

The New al Qaeda Franchises

Al Qaeda itself may be diminished after the death of Osama bin Laden, but its affiliates are still sowing instability around the world.

Lois Parshley |

Think Again

Think Again: Al Qaeda

A year after Osama bin Laden's death, the obituaries for his terrorist group are still way too premature.

Seth G. Jones |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Anders Behring Breivik on trial in Norway

Foreign Policy and the New America Foundation bring you a weekly brief on the legal war on terror. You can read it on foreignpolicy.com or get it delivered directly to your inbox -- just sign up here.

Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

He's Not Alone

The trial of Norway's alleged mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is only the tip of the iceberg in a rising sea of radical Islamophobia in Europe.

Paul Hockenos |

Argument

The New Islamists

How the most extreme adherents of radical Islam are getting with the times.

Olivier Roy |

Christian Caryl

The Lesson from Mali: Do No Harm

An African success story is in trouble. Is the West's intervention in Libya to blame?

Christian Caryl |

Terms of Engagement

The Wages of 9/11

The war on terror may be over, but it's left behind a terrible human rights legacy -- and Barack Obama has done very little about it.

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Alleged 9/11 plotter to face death penalty trial

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: French homegrown extremist shot dead

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Jennifer Rowland |

Profile

Filling Saleh's Shoes

Yemen's new president has his work cut out for him. Is he up to the task?

Tom Finn |

Argument

The Islamic World's Quiet Revolution

Forget politics. Muslim countries are poised to experience a new wave of change -- but this time it's all about demographics.

Nicholas Eberstadt |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Attorney General says U.S. can target Americans

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Obama sidesteps NDAA detainee provisions

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Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

The Fix Is In

Why the coming election in Iran will be the fakest one yet.

Jamsheed Choksy |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Gitmo sees first tentative plea deal

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Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

The League of Arab Societies

It’s high time for a new Arab League -- one that reflects and supports the rising (and struggling) wave of liberals across the Middle East and North Africa.

Ahmed Charai and Joseph Braude |

Dispatch

Mosquebusters

When there's something Muslim in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Meet the British lawyer fighting Islam, one parking ticket at a time.

Spike Johnson |

Argument

When Assad Won

A bloody six-year civil war fought against Bashar al-Assad's father presents a cautionary tale for Syria's modern-day rebels.

David Kenner |