Why Egypt’s constitutional referendum is a worrisome step toward authoritarianism.
From 'veto players' to 'emotions,' a state-of-the-art tour of the scholarship on civil wars and insurgencies.
Why nobody in the Middle East deserves to be an FP Leading Global Thinker this year.
What lessons do the success of Camp David and the failure of Oslo hold for America's nuclear deal with Iran?
Why the administration is giving a free pass to Egypt's military regime.
Why the Middle East's identity conflicts go way beyond the Sunni-Shiite divide.
When Iran starts to look competent and responsible, you know you've got a problem.
Baghdad could be the key to unlocking the region's worst conflicts -- if only it could get its own house in order.
Does it even make sense for the Obama administration to push for democracy in the Arab world?
Obama's diplomatic solution might not stop Assad's war, but it's far better than what airstrikes would have accomplished.
Don't be fooled: The United States is already knee-deep in the Syrian quagmire, and the opportunity costs are disturbing.
The sectarian and political camps across the Arab world are violently divided on Syria. Could a U.S. bombing campaign bring them together?
Obama's been wise to not get involved in Syria. But now comes the tricky part.
How the Ryan Braun scandal explains Egyptian Revolution punditry.
Why Washington's policy toward Cairo is pretty spot on (except for a few things).
When anti-Americanism is this popular in Egypt, Washington should stay as far away as it can.
Can the wealthy powerbrokers of the Persian Gulf create the Egypt they want?
What do we really know about the transfer of power in Qatar and the plans of the country's young, new leader?
Forget about "how" to intervene in the Syrian civil war. The Obama administration needs to answer the bigger question: why?
The Arab world's most popular theologian stokes the flames of a Sunni-Shia war.
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.
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.
Hopes for peaceful change have been replaced by sectarian animosity and unending bloodshed.
Why are the Gulf's leaders so afraid of a few jokes?