Tunisia is freer but poorer than it was before Mohamed Bouazizi’s desperate act.
It’s been one year since Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen in public again. We are no closer to justice in his case than we were a year ago.
Jamal Khashoggi’s final column includes a message that should resonate far beyond the Arab world it was addressed to.
The United States can’t do any good in Syria, but we can do a lot of bad.
Service members deployed to Algeria, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tunisia, and Uganda qualify.
I’ve made the sad discovery that longtime friend of the blog John Burgess passed away on February 16, 2016.
Despite American air strikes, ISIS is expanding its power amid the chaos in Libya.
For largely irrational reasons, French police are arresting women on the beach for wearing swimsuits that are compatible with their faith.
An EgyptAir jetliner with 66 on board disappeared from radar just before beginning its decent into Cairo.
A big change in an important nation in the most volatile part of the world.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul continues to challenge Republican orthodoxy on foreign policy, and that’s a good thing.
The Khorasan Group is, functionally, al Qaeda. Or is it?
While the world pays attention to Syria and Iraq, Yemen is once against lurching into chaos.
Add Libya to the list of the world’s trouble spots.
Twenty-five years after his seminal “End of History” article, Francis Fukuyama reflects on its legacy.
Yet another autiobiography invites public discussion about her accomplishments.
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is a name we’re likely to be seeing in the news for some time to come.
The New York Times Benghazi report raises as many questions as it purports to answer.
The events of the last week in Egypt raise a whole host of questions.
Arming the Syrian rebels may do nothing more than prolong a seemingly endless war, and pull the United States into a conflict it shouldn’t be involved in.
Despite some tough questions, Congressional Republicans didn’t land a glove on Secretary of State Clinton.
The notion that guns prevent tyranny is based on fantasy and movies, not reality.
Last January 1, some of us made a series of predictions. Here’s how we did.
The Obama Administration’s response to the protests in the Muslim world has been entirely wrongheaded.
Capitulating to a mob is never a good idea.
For the fourth day, American and other embassies became the focus of mass protests in many Muslim nations.
Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times and Remi Ochlik of Reuters have become the latest journalists to die reporting on the massacres in Syria.
Time Magazine has chosen “The Protester” as its Person Of The Year. Let the outrage ensue.
There’s a little historical revisionism going on on the right.
Protests at least loosely affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement were conducted around the globe yesterday.
A meme is emerging that the Occupy Wall Street protests are America’s version of the Arab Awakening. That meme must die.
We may have entered a new and dangerous phase of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
President Obama explained his position on the Palestinian statehood resolution today, but one wonders if anyone listened.
After months of fits and starts, it appears anti-Gaddafi forces are on the verge of victory.