Understand what will and won't work in pushing Bashar al-Assad from power.
After decades of partnership, is Cairo serving us with divorce papers?
How a 1999 disaster and its aftermath revealed the contradictions and complications of the American-Egyptian partnership
The conventional wisdom in Washington and beyond is that Bashar al-Assad will fall on his own and that an intervention would be counterproductive, but with thousands dying we need to reconsider those assumptions
What a Kuwaiti perspective on regional politics can teach the West about what might work with Iran -- and what wouldn't
If Washington is going to be good to its word in supporting change in Egypt, policymakers are going to have to live with an influential Muslim Brotherhood
The country's "zero problems" foreign policy was probably doomed from the start
How many thousands of civilians does Bashar al-Assad have to kill before the world says "enough"?
For all Egypt's strengths, a serious failure of leadership has allowed sectarian tension to fester, bringing over two dozen deaths in the most recent clash
The predictably stable relationship between Egypt and Israel over the last 30 years is now over
In the new Middle East, a previously unthinkable coalition is joining up in defense of Syrian President Bashar al Assad and the status quo
As violence worsens in Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, and Syria the rise of democracy may be about to recede