Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Obama can stem the decline of U.S. influence in the Middle East, but only if he gives the people of the region a reason to want it.
U.S. foreign policy and a weakened CIA may have sown the seeds for disaster.
Between Romney and Obama, there's one issue that really matters: Iran.
Set to be a regional leader just two years ago, Turkey is now beset by problems with neighbors and other regional powers. What happened?
Romney's handling of the Benghazi episode capitalizes on a foundational myth of U.S. politics: that the world is America's to lose.
How effortlessly drones have insinuated themselves into our national narrative.
The locals in one Turkish border province take a dim view of the anti-Assad fighters making their home there.
A new group of opposition Alawites is complicating the increasingly sectarian character of Syria's civil war.
Thanks to the crackdown, Bahrain is increasingly riven by sectarianism, with a more energized Sunni minority and a discredited Shia parliamentary bloc.
Though a supporter of Israel's right to exist, George McGovern also became an outspoken opponent of its human rights abuses.