Western ideas—which many in the West believe are universal—collide with the ideals of Middle Eastern societies in ways that aren't always obvious.
It wasn't so long ago that the Turkish leader was seen as a model democrat in the Islamic world. What happened?
Are they terrorists, allies in the war against the Islamic State, or a nation in need of a state? The answer is yes to all of these.
What’s been happening in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, and Tunisia over the past five years.
The alarming normalcy of a society split into mutually distrustful camps
Elhanan's story is, in many ways, the story of Zionism.
It's time we revisit our assumptions about America's ability to influence the country's politics.
Institutions are gradually shifting in favor of Islamists in many Arab Spring countries.
Tensions between Jerusalem and Ankara run too deeply for a single election to make much difference.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi refusal to condemn the anti-U.S. protests is a hard lesson on the new Egypt.
The protests are not just about an offensive film, they're about decades of perceived insults on Egyptians' national pride and collective dignity.
President Mohamed Morsi's government is getting unusual latitude, maybe because the Brothers may have built up some credibility.
What we can learn from Egyptian President and Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi's note to Israeli President Shimon Peres -- assuming it's real.
Three weeks after the Turkish RF-4 mysteriously crashed, someone is not telling the truth.
Sorting out truth from myths on Egypt's powerful Islamist party.
The now-imprisoned Egyptian president could be on his way to being cleared of charges.
Whether Muslim Brother Mohamed Morsi or former Mubarak official Ahmed Shafiq wins the election, the U.S. will face tougher challenges in Cairo.
Observers, myself included, underestimated both the Muslim Brotherhood and many peoples' desires to return to something approximating the old order.
Security on the Egyptian peninsula should be an issue of U.S.-Egyptian-Israel cooperation.
Questioning the assumptions about how Egypt's big Islamist party will behave.