The Kurds’ Proxy Trap
Will the Kurds’ proxy fight against ISIS work against their national aspirations in the long run?
The Middle East Al-Shabaab Who?
The U.S. will probably see more ISIS-inspired attacks in the run-up to the election—and the “how” and “why” should be no great mystery.
Remembering Fatema Mernissi, a woman on a mission to redefine boundaries for women in the Muslim world.
Misanalysis Makes a Mess
U.S. policy in Syria is failing because the Obama Administration is prioritizing the urgent (rolling back ISIS) over the truly important (Iran and Russia).
Back to the Bad Old Days
Terrorism is taking root along the banks of the Nile, threatening to plunge Egypt into another lost decade.
Egypt and Qatar: Frenemies?
Qatar may have dialed back its support for Islamist movements, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be best friends again with Egypt and the Gulf states.
The American-Arab Partnership: It’s About More Than ISIS
The U.S.-Arab anti-ISIS coalition has invoked fresh worries about the potential for conflicts between values and interests. It doesn’t have to be this way; in many cases, a closer partnership presents opportunities to encourage political and social change in Arab countries.