A Middle East Expert Explains Assad's Dangerous Charm, ISIS's Plans, and the Future of the Region
July 09, 2014
A conversation with former Syrian Ambassador Robert Ford.
“I am proud to be an ignoramus.”
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.
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.
The outcome in Egypt has also darkened Western perceptions of the possibility for political evolution in authoritarian states everywhere.
There's Only One Real Law Now in Egypt—And It's Not Clear Washington Understands It
January 25, 2014
That law is: nothing is permanent.
A new movie might win an Oscar for celebrating Egypt's new "culture of protest." Too bad that culture is so incoherent.
Hussein Morsi: My Brother's Presidency 'Was a Disaster'
December 09, 2013
But he hasn't given up hope on a Muslim Brotherhood resurgence