The protests in Syria are encouraging, but Bashar al-Assad will pull out all the stops before he leaves voluntarily.
In the war between the United States and al-Qaeda, the big winner is: China.
Let's double US government funds devoted to promoting renewable energy.
Osama bin Laden had more impact on America than on the Middle East.
The economist talks about gender and development.
Without an Arab Voltaire it is difficult to see how the Arab world can escape the cycle of authoritarianism.
When it comes to protests in the United Arab Emirates, the United States has looked the other way.
We have, once again, played right into Osama bin Laden's hands.
The Obama administration faces a scandal around a U.S. gunrunning operation to Mexico.
During the upheavals sweeping the Arab world, a common refrain among hawkish supporters of Israel has been that the Arab street is indifferent to the plight of the Palestinians.