Is Democracy in the Middle East a Pipedream?

Amidst the first signs of change, longing competes with mistrust of Western democracy
Fawaz Gerges
April 25, 2005

For Tehran, Nuclear Program Is a Matter of National Pride

Having used a legal loophole to enrich uranium, Iran is loath to give it up under US pressure
George Perkovich
March 21, 2005

Abbas: Time to Walk the Walk

Actions, not words, will determine the success of the Palestinian leadership in securing peace with Israel
Barry Rubin
March 4, 2005

The Beirut Blast Shakes the Middle East

The pent-up Lebanese anger against Syria could reshape the Middle East and its ties with the West
Rami G. Khouri
February 18, 2005

Iraqi Elections: Not Yet Historic

Only hard work by the elected assembly and occupation forces can transform the vote into a truly historic event
Rami G. Khouri
February 2, 2005

UN Remains Critical In Post-War Iraq

Despite international skepticism, the United Nations will play an important role in rebuilding the war-torn country
Shashi Tharoor
November 19, 2004

Divisions Within Afghanistan’s Government Reach New Crisis Point

The government confronts instability and US leadership transition
Pamela Constable
December 1, 2016

Erdogan to Release Migrants if EU Blocks Membership Talks

Refugees have become a pawn for governments
Caroline Mortimer
November 30, 2016

The Secret Eye Inside Mosul

Blogger risks life to document city life under ISIS rule
Robin Wright
November 2, 2016

Old Enemies Elect Aoun as Lebanon's President

Aoun, 81, is a Maronite Christian who has allied with Hezbollah
Tom Perry and Laila Bassam
October 31, 2016

Is a Better World Possible Without US Military Force?

Restraint in foreign intervention does not lead to safer world
Shadi Hamid
October 24, 2016