It appears to be the case that, in one zone after another, the vast regional revolution that used to be known as the Arab Spring has entered its Phase Three.
The entire world depends on the free flow of oil from the Persian Gulf region. That requires American security guarantees, which require our presence.
Ideas precede action. Before we can hope to generate a coherent set of policies for Egypt, or anywhere else for that matter, we need a better understanding of development.
If the military hasn't won today, who has? Though Egyptians are still celebrating, they are probably no closer to democracy today than they were three years ago.
Darkness descends upon the Arab world. Outsiders compete for influence and settle accounts. The peaceful demonstrations with which this began, the lofty values that inspired them, become memories.
Today’s gloomy reading of the Arab spring tends to overlook a fundamental factor, which not only explains the regrettable turn of the recent revolutionary upheavals, but also holds the key to resuscit
Today, the Middle East is experiencing the collapse of the notion that Arab states can accommodate religiously diverse societies. This is not a problem that a foreign power can resolve.
Three distinct timelines are shaping developments in the Middle East. Understanding each is essential to craft an effective strategy in the region.
States in Middle East are becoming weaker than ever, as traditional authorities, whether aging monarchs or secular authoritarians, seem increasingly incapable of taking care of their restive publics