Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Tunisia's Salafists are the brown shirts of the Tunisian Arab Spring.
A new documentary portrays the least famous and least successful of the Arab revolts.
China and the United States compete for influence in the Persian Gulf, but they also have overlapping interests in the region.
As usual, Al Qaeda makes a mockery of Islam.
Iran Parliament plays to cheap seats by calling for Strait to be blocked in response to sanctions.
Defectors are leaking from the Assad regime as if it were a sieve.
Kadima and Likud part ways over the military draft in Israel.
Libya's first democratic election went comparatively smoothly. But it's what comes next that poses the greater challenge.
States acquire WMD both for national security and to ensure that the ruling regime survives.
This article discusses Middle Eastern attitudes toward democracy and the role that the United States and others play in helping or hindering democratization in the Muslim world.