Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Exciting news for the Islamic world, but may make Islamist extremists feel all the more justified in promulgating their unreconstructed brand of Islam.
The Islamic State has two advantages over the chaotic violence of Iraq and the murderous Assad regime in Syria: services and justice.
Some countries are getting rid of outdated blasphemy laws, while others are ramping up persecutions.
Those expecting the Iran nuclear deal to lead to regional security cooperation between the United States and Iran may be disappointed.
In the New Yorker, Dexter Filkins writes about Argentine prosecutor Albert Nisman's doomed attempts to prosecute the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina bombing.
From Athens to Tehran, powerful countries make the rules and break the rules. Everyone else just squeezes the best deal they can — for now, anyway.
Hamas fears recent attacks in Gaza may be the responsibility of militants affiliated with the Islamic State.
The unfolding intervention against the Islamic State shows that oil doesn't just guide U.S. foreign policy. It constrains our ways of thinking about it.
It was a foregone conclusion that Middle Eastern states would seek to adjust national boundaries set by the West.
Resentment towards Ralph Nader blinds us to what a good president he would have made.