Obama's Former Muslim Advisor Assesses Whether He's Lived Up to His Cairo Speech
October 19, 2014

Obama came into office promising to improve relations with the Muslim world. It didn't go exactly as planned.

What Do People in the Middle East Think About the Islamic State? These Poll Results Will Surprise You.
October 16, 2014

Only 3 percent of Egyptian adults approve of ISIS. (Then again, that's nearly 1.5 million people.)

Why the World is Filled With Failed Protest Movements
June 01, 2014

Do recent political protests make clear the new power of the citizen or do they mark the decline of the political influence of the middle class?

The Muslim Brotherhood Thinks It's Winning Again
May 19, 2014

The dangerous delusions that will determine Egypt's future.

The Pinochet Myth Is Alive and Well Among Pundits Who Write About Egypt
March 02, 2014

Columnists keep saying the Chilean dictator was a brute who modernized the economy. Actually, he was a brute with a rotten economic record. Take heed, Egyptians.

In One Egyptian City, the Arab Spring Spirit Has Not Been Snuffed
February 17, 2014

Why unrest persists in Suez but not in other parts of Egypt.

Oscar-Nominated 'The Square' Distorts the Sad Reality for Democratic Movements
February 07, 2014

The outcome in Egypt has also darkened Western perceptions of the possibility for political evolution in authoritarian states everywhere.