Middle East

Invisible Atheists
April 23, 2015

The spread of disbelief in the Arab world.

Benjamin Netanyahu Will Not Win Another Election
March 18, 2015

And four other takeaways from Israel's contest.

How Islamic Is the Islamic State? Not at All.
March 12, 2015

What The Atlantic magazine got wrong about ISIS.

"If You Kill the People They'll Be Against You"
February 14, 2015

An interview with Syria's Bashar al Assad.

Is Christianity Doomed in the Middle East?
January 30, 2015

A religious revival is just one of the factors leaving Christians deserting the Middle East.

The Secret Back Channel That Doomed the Israel-Palestine Negotiations
November 26, 2014

As the official peace process was stalling, stand-ins for Abbas and Netanyahu were meeting in secret.

There's a Worrisome Amount of Support in Jordan for the Islamic State
October 20, 2014

Less than 2/3 of Jordanians consider ISIS a terrorist organization.

Qatar Is a U.S. Ally. They Also Knowingly Abet Terrorism. What's Going On?
October 06, 2014

The complicated incentives of the world's richest per capita country.

This Photo Explains the United States' Relationship with Saudi Arabia
September 15, 2014

Saudi Arabaia's existential struggle with Iran has drastic implications for fighting ISIS.