Why Do They Hate Us?

The real war on women is in the Middle East.

Mona Eltahawy |

The List

The Heroines of the Arab World

Twelve women challenging their societies to change the status quo.

Allison Good |

In Other Words

The End of History in the New Libya

The Green Book is gone, but what will replace it?

Clare Morgana Gillis |

Slide Show

Qaddafi's Classrooms

A tour of textbooks in Libya -- from the musings of the dictator's Green Book to the "democracy pamphlets" that have replaced it.

Slide Show |

In Box

Still the One

Muammar al-Qaddafi may be history in Libya, but in this remote African kingdom he reigns supreme.

Andrew Green |

In Box

Smart Sanctions: A Short History

How a blunt diplomatic tool morphed into the precision-guided measures we know today.

Uri Friedman |

In Box

The Qatar Bubble

Can this tiny, rich emirate really solve the Middle East's thorniest political conflicts?

Blake Hounshell |

Reality Check

The New Arab Oz

We’re not in Kansas anymore, and there is no yellow brick road to guide us to salvation.

Aaron David Miller |

Slide Show

The Arab Spring's Best Photos

The Pulitzer committee gives a nod to the best chroniclers of the revolutions.

Slide Show |

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 |


Next Year in Tripoli

Will my people -- the Jews of Libya -- ever be able to go home? 

David Gerbi |


Libya's Year Zero

Life without Qaddafi's Green Book.

Clare Morgana Gillis |

Christian Caryl

Why Washington Is the Syrian Opposition's Next Battlefront

Syria’s opposition faces an uphill battle in its efforts to win backing from U.S. policymakers.

Christian Caryl |

Slide Show

Remembering Rémi Ochlik

The award-winning photography of the photojournalist killed in Syria.

Slide Show |


Votes Versus Rights

The debate that's shaping the outcome of the Arab Spring.

Charles Kurzman |


The Lesson of Bani Walid

In post-Gaddafi Libya, the dream of a stable central government is fading. Militias are filling the gap.

Christopher Stephen |


A Forward Strategy of Freedom

It's neither perfect nor pretty, but the Arab Spring proves that neoconservatives were right all along.

Elliott Abrams |

Terms of Engagement

Occupy Everywhere

In this year of protests, is it really fair to compare the grievances of the Occupy movement to the courage of the Arab Spring?

James Traub |

The List

Next Year's Wars

Ten conflicts to watch in 2012.

Louise Arbour |


Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

What should America do about the Arab Spring? Not much.

F. Gregory Gause III |

Slide Show

Looking Back at the Arab Spring

From Tunisia to Tahrir Square, the pictures that defined a movement.

Slide Show |


Capturing the Qaddafis

The new Libya has a chance to wipe the slate clean -- or descend into regional bickering.

Jason Pack |


Libya’s Sexual Revolution

How the uprising turned young Libyan men from hopeless layabouts into marriageable heroes.

Ellen Knickmeyer |


Up in Smoke

Did the idea of a legal war die along with Muammar al-Qaddafi?

Scott Horton |


Outside the Law

From flawed beginning to bloody end, the NATO intervention in Libya made a mockery of international law.

Eric A. Posner |


A Life in the Flashbulbs

The never-before-seen photographs in the Qaddafi Files offer an unprecedented look into the long saga of the Libyan leader. I should know; I've been waiting and watching my entire professional life.

Dirk Vandewalle |

Slide Show

Young Qaddafi and King Idris

Exclusive: Rare photographs of the young colonel and the ruler he overthrew.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

Qaddafi's Arms Smugglers, a Mystery

From the Qaddafi files, a series of never-before-seen photographs appears to show a weapons smuggling operation. Help us identify the individuals involved.

Slide Show |


An Islamist, a Liberal, and a Former Regime Loyalist Walk into a Cafe...

Three Libyans try to make sense of their country after Qaddafi.

Ryan Calder |

Small Wars

This Week at War: Waiting for the Cyberbarbarians

If cyberwar is such a threat, why is the Pentagon doing so little to prepare for it?

Robert Haddick |