Regions / Middle East & North Africa
When the losing party in an election resorts to extra-legal measures, democracy is threatened and secession may follow.
Former law professor Barack Obama went into surprising depth on issues of war and peace during his fifth State of the Union address. Here's how he should grade himself.
Before restarting operations at Tiguentourine, Washington and London demanded a major restructuring of its security by Algeria.
Syria is Iran’s Vietnam; Burma’s former head still pulls strings.
In light of competing historical narratives and a fraught political environment, can negotiators find a middle ground on the right of return for Palestinian refugees?
Rather than continuing to fixate on a grand agreement, a more incremental approach should be considered.
In Iraq, the U.S. broke a nation of human beings, and it owes them an apology--and restitution.
Syrian President Assad can’t be happy about the images and documents of systematic torture and killing smuggled out on the eve of peace talks.
Right-wing Israeli politicians like to boast about their country’s famed intelligence service, but they've gotten good at ignoring it when it tells them things they don't want to hear.
A recent report by highly respected experts shows that it’s almost certain that the Assad regime wasn’t responsible for the sarin attack on the suburbs of Damascus.