A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.
The spirit of rebellion continues to simmer in the Middle East and North Africa. But you won’t see much about it in the headlines.
The politicians in Washington are beating each other up over the Benghazi consulate attack. But they don't seem to be paying much attention to the evidence from the scene of the crime.
The terrorist group may be headless, but its tentacles still pack a mean punch.
Like it or not, the Arab Spring is Obama's foreign policy legacy. And the aftermath of Benghazi could actually turn out to be great for America.
How the citizens of Benghazi are pushing back against the killers of a U.S. diplomat many considered their friend.
Under pressure from the right, the Obama administration has declared the killing of its ambassador in Libya a "terrorist attack." The trouble is, its explanations just don't make sense.
In an exclusive interview, the Islamic radical group accused of masterminding the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi protests its innocence.
Can the U.S. keep diplomats safe without turning embassies into fortresses?
How the U.S. ambassador killed this week in Benghazi would have handled Libya.
The country has been going to hell in a handbasket for months now. We just weren't paying attention.
Remembering Ambassador Chris Stevens and reflecting on the power of the United States to shape the new Middle East.
The attack on the U.S. diplomats in Benghazi isn't the first time that Libya's ultraconservative Islamists have tried to shake things up. Can the country's nascent democracy rise to the challenge?
Photos of a time when Libya's rebels proudly waved the stars and stripes.
Why this week's attacks on American embassies aren't the Iran hostage crisis all over again.
Why America did the right thing in Libya -- and freedom will eventually win.
The Syrian National Council has failed to galvanize international support for the rebellion -- and it has only itself to blame.
Meet the Irish-Libyan commander giving Bashar al-Assad nightmares.
Libya is trying to build a new democracy. But that's a tall order for a society plagued by bad memories.
The memory of the al Qaeda commander known as "the next Osama" lives on in a remote Libyan village.
Images of a rare journey to Tesawa, the isolated Libyan village that reared Aby Yahu al-Libi, al Qaeda's once-feared second-in-command.
With the slow but steady consolidation of militias and the success of moderate democratic parties, despite all odds, it seems like Libya might be on the right path.
What to make of the historic election results in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya -- and how the United States should respond.
As a divided Libya heads toward a historic vote, an Islamic "frame of reference" unites the country's political neophytes.
As Libya holds its first post-revolutionary elections, the Brother Leader's legacy is proving hard to overcome.
Cutting Iran's link to the Mediterranean Sea is a strategic prize worth the risk.
The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.
Does the 63-year-old alliance still matter today? We asked politicians, scholars, and other observers from both sides of the Atlantic to weigh in.