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Consent of the Governors

Why Egypt’s constitutional referendum is a worrisome step toward authoritarianism.

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The Political Science of Syria's War

From 'veto players' to 'emotions,' a state-of-the-art tour of the scholarship on civil wars and insurgencies.

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The Dark List

Why nobody in the Middle East deserves to be an FP Leading Global Thinker this year.

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Spoiler Alert

What lessons do the success of Camp David and the failure of Oslo hold for America's nuclear deal with Iran?

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Peak Middle East?

Why the administration is giving a free pass to Egypt's military regime.

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The Entrepreneurs of Cynical Sectarianism

Why the Middle East's identity conflicts go way beyond the Sunni-Shiite divide.

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The Middle East Power Vacuum

When Iran starts to look competent and responsible, you know you've got a problem.

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Iraq's Moment to Rise or Burn

Baghdad could be the key to unlocking the region's worst conflicts -- if only it could get its own house in order.

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Promotion Demotion

Does it even make sense for the Obama administration to push for democracy in the Arab world?

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A Partial Syria Reset

Obama's diplomatic solution might not stop Assad's war, but it's far better than what airstrikes would have accomplished.

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The Price of Proxies

Don't be fooled: The United States is already knee-deep in the Syrian quagmire, and the opportunity costs are disturbing.

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Trench Warfare

The sectarian and political camps across the Arab world are violently divided on Syria. Could a U.S. bombing campaign bring them together?

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Restraining Order

Obama's been wise to not get involved in Syria. But now comes the tricky part.

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Enough Is Enough

It’s time for Washington to cut Egypt loose.

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The Gift

How the Arab Spring turned out to be a win for al Qaeda.

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Performance Enhancing Debate

How the Ryan Braun scandal explains Egyptian Revolution punditry.

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As Good As It Gets

Why Washington's policy toward Cairo is pretty spot on (except for a few things).

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They Hate Us, They Really Hate Us

When anti-Americanism is this popular in Egypt, Washington should stay as far away as it can.

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Money to Meddle

Can the wealthy powerbrokers of the Persian Gulf create the Egypt they want?

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Downfall in Cairo

Morsy is out. The military is in. But it doesn't look good for anyone.

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Mysteries of the Emir

What do we really know about the transfer of power in Qatar and the plans of the country's young, new leader?

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The Syria Strategy Vacuum

Forget about "how" to intervene in the Syrian civil war. The Obama administration needs to answer the bigger question: why?

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Welcome to the Syrian Jihad

The Arab world's most popular theologian stokes the flames of a Sunni-Shia war.

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The War for the Arab World

Sunni-Shiite hatreds are the least of the Middle East's problems -- it's the struggle within the Sunni world that will define the region for years to come.

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A Few Good Saudi Men

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.

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How Syria Ruined the Arab Spring

Hopes for peaceful change have been replaced by sectarian animosity and unending bloodshed.

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The Middle East's Kings of Cowardice

Why are the Gulf's leaders so afraid of a few jokes?

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Did We Get the Muslim Brotherhood Wrong?

Nope. But it's time to revise our assessments.

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