The real question is why are we only hearing about it now.
Why unbridled oil consumption in the Middle East could pose a threat to the region and beyond.
Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.
Why the shocking rise of al Qaeda is scrambling the war, ripping up the playbook, and turning enemies into partners.
How Washington stabbed the Saudis in the back, and why the Iran deal will start a nuclear arms race in the Persian Gulf.
Why the Middle East's identity conflicts go way beyond the Sunni-Shiite divide.
Seven ways the House of Saud could make things very unpleasant for Washington.
And, if so, is it even worth keeping?
Polio is back from the brink of extinction -- ravaging the battlefields of Syria and spreading across the Middle East.
Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are increasingly at odds.
While Washington focuses on Syria and Iran, Egypt looks headed for a dangerous and destabilizing insurgency.
The sectarian and political camps across the Arab world are violently divided on Syria. Could a U.S. bombing campaign bring them together?
Shale is the new peak oil, and that's why Saudi Arabia still rules global energy markets.
Female soccer players are rewriting the rules for women's sports in the Middle East.
Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?
Can the wealthy powerbrokers of the Persian Gulf create the Egypt they want?
A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.
As the gerontocratic rulers of the House of Saud plot to appoint successors, the inside fight to lead the kingdom is heating up.
The battle for a town on the Lebanese border marks the kingdom's first attempt to lead Syria's fractured opposition.
Saudi Arabia hounded this lawyer out of the country because he stood up for human rights. Now, he explains how the kingdom is launching a new crackdown on dissent.
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?
Saudi Arabia's farcical justice system condemned seven young men to death this week, and the world remained silent.
Iran's popularity in the Arab world is way down, but sectarianism is on the rise.
Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.
The more things change in Saudi Arabia, the more they remain the same.