Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Reading the tea leaves to determine whether Al Qaeda or the Islamic State will lead the Islamist extremist world.
The Iran nuclear deal could provide momentum for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East — and eventually a nuclear-free world.
Unification of the Middle East, though not a caliphate, would be ideal, but unity would be a step in the right direction.
Obama's no peace president, but he's won important diplomatic victories. Will they survive the 2016 election?
“Rubbing salt in the wound” scarcely does justice to the effects another Israeli attack would have on a place as ruined as Gaza.
The Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen has more in common with 19th-century Europe than the 21st-century Middle East.
Some international NGOs promote universal norms and values while others advance the interests of governments. Is it possible to create space for one kind without the other?
The Yemen war is a variation on an old theme, where despotic regimes in the Middle East call on the United States to do their dirty work.
It is not between fundamentalist Muslims and Western governments.
Weapons are pouring out of Africa's most oil-rich country while extremist fighters tumble in.