How the president handles the killings of Jamal Khashoggi and Shireen Abu Akleh is a test of his ability to balance values and realpolitik.
One can trace a straight line from the overthrow of Libya’s dictator Muammar Gaddafi to today’s devastating war in Ukraine.
As nuclear talks resume, Iran is feeling both insecure and uncompromising—a dangerous combination.
In three distinct and different places, a similar sense of loss—of liberal values, of hope—is overwhelming.
Beijing’s forays in the region present Washington with a test—and an opportunity.
The competition for influence between Iran and Saudi Arabia has for decades affected the prospects for peace.
A new generation of protesters has taken lessons from the Arab world’s failed uprisings of a decade prior.
The events of January 6 illustrate the flaw in accommodating extremists in the name of stability.
The Lebanese know that waiting for the end of something does not truly provide a fresh start, and certainly not a return to the way things were before.
Understanding the events of 1979 is crucial for those trying to figure out a better future for today’s Middle East.
In much of the Middle East, and even in Iran, the military commander was feared, and his death has been greeted with elation.
The killing of the Saudi journalist a year ago is part of the larger context of the battle for dominance in the Middle East.
More and more female writers, journalists, and artists are offering an alternative to the typically male, often autocratic voice that dominates the Middle East.
In 2006, he found himself in a country falling into war—an experience that forever altered how he would understand people, culture, history, and conflict.
The move to brand women’s rights activists as traitors suggests that the kingdom may be embracing an ominous form of patriotism.