What we learned about Islamists, monarchies, the U.S. role in the region, and more
Even with ongoing protests, escalating disorder, and a likely big win by the Muslim Brotherhood, rescheduling next week's vote would be the wrong move for Egypt's new democracy
Numbers, savvy, and years of experience make the Brotherhood a formidable political organizing force
Jordanians were granted the right to elect a government this spring, but a popular king with nearly unchecked powers might not really be willing to give those up voluntarily
Despite few domestic demands for democratic reform and virtually no visible opposition, the Qatari leadership took the initiative before anyone thought to ask
In the long run, democracy promotion remains the best and most effective way to fight terrorism
Outside forces like the U.S. can make the difference, but timing matters
For religious Muslims, the thought of keeping faith out of public view is an odd, even inconceivable, concept
In one of the most politically sensitive regions in the world, Obama's inclination to look for compromise is resulting in mistrust more than it's solving problems
After the attack on its embassy in Damascus, the U.S. clearly wants to do something about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But what? And how?
In countries such as Jordan and Bahrain, kings may survive the region-wide turmoil that has toppled two presidents
Could the U.S. find itself on the wrong side of history?
How the host of the 2022 World Cup has been so successful