Obama's cabinet had a plan to take down Bashar al-Assad. What went wrong?
Hopes for a democratic Middle East have faltered amid sectarian animosities and ideological divisions. Did it have to be this way?
In rural Yemen, a botched attack on a terror suspect kills 12 civilians and destroys a community.
The man who nearly stopped 9/11 tells FP why Kathryn Bigelow's movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden gets it wrong.
Yemenis hope that a planned National Dialogue will save the revolution. But what abut the guys with the guns?
In their quest to unify the country after the Arab Spring, Yemen's new leaders are confronting a major obstacle: calls for secession.
A guide to the world news you should get caught up on now that the election is over.
How this forgotten corner of the Arabian Peninsula became the most dangerous country in the world.
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 terrorist group may be headless, but its tentacles still pack a mean punch.
Why the Muslim world hasn't warmed toward America over the past four years.
What Obama's high priest of targeted killings doesn't want you to know.
Was the security lapse at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa a move by Yemen's former president to show America who still calls the shots?
Ali Abdullah Saleh's government colluded with al Qaeda and duped the West. Has anything changed since his ouster?
Yemen's new president claims to have driven al Qaeda from its strongholds. But Yemenis fear the militants will be back.
Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.
This year's Failed States Index might look like it's more of the same, but a few wild swings tell us some surprising things.
From Angola to Yemen, eight countries whose futures are tied up in the land they occupy.
9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.
When Egypt's next rulers finally tackle urgently needed economic reform, they should look to an unlikely model: Iran.
A compromise solution that removes Syria's Bashar al-Assad but replaces him with a crony is now fully off the table. It's time for Washington to back the opposition.
Drones alone won't be enough to stop Yemen from falling into the failed state abyss.
The United States is pretty darn good at infiltrating terrorist groups -- at home and abroad -- these days. But should we be worried about the social costs?
For Washington, democracy promotion in Yemen continues to take a back seat to the fight against Al-Qaeda.