Eric Harroun claims to have joined up with an al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria’s brutal civil war. We tracked him down, but getting the truth was more difficult.
Realpolitik is no answer to the challenges posed by the Arab Spring.
Can the newly appointed opposition prime minister form an interim government that Syrians can get behind?
It’s time for the United States to do what is necessary to bring down Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
For the sake of Syrian lives, John Kerry’s got to play hardball with Moscow.
As winter clutches northern Syria, thousands displaced by the civil war take cold comfort in a temporary tent city.
Who's behind the assassination of three Kurdish women in the heart of the French capital?
For decades, Turks have vilified Abdullah Ocalan as a terrorist. But he may be the only man who can bring an end to their country's bloody conflict with the Kurds.
Turkey is now a solidly middle-income state. But there are still plenty of roadblocks on the path ahead.
Turkey says it wants to be a model for democracy in the Middle East. But so far its actions lag behind its achievements.
Can the new Turkish-Russian nuclear plant be a model for safe energy, or will it be an environmental and proliferation risk?
Gaza's radiating instability proves once again that Palestine is at the center of the region's problems.
Eight questions about the Israel-Gaza conflict we still don't have a good handle on.
Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.
The growing insecurity of religious and ethnic minorities is one of the biggest problems arising from the Arab Spring. But much can be done to protect them.
Can Syria's Kurds take advantage of the civil war to form their own government? Or are they too busy starting their own civil war?
Authoritarian countries don't seem to be doing well at the knowledge business. That's probably no accident.
Inside the State Department's very nonlethal aid to the Syrian opposition.
The rise of China and India has long since become a cliche. In fact, neither country has done all that well since the crash of 2008 -- but these emerging powerhouses have cleaned up.
Turkey has undeniable economic potential, but there is still a lot of work to do.
Why the Muslim world hasn't warmed toward America over the past four years.
How the Gaza flotilla organizers became the best hope of Syrian refugees abandoned by the world.
Turkey's voluble prime minister has talked himself into a corner on Syria. Will the spiraling unrest next door finally force him to back up his words?
Is anyone prepared for the unintended consequences of the war for Syria?