The Failed State Roadshow

Days after a motion for his impeachment was dismissed, FP sat down with Somalia's president for an exclusive conversation about terrorism, democracy, and whether his parliament has the right to ask him to step down.


The Failure of the Custodian of the Holy Sanctuary

Saudi Arabia has prioritized gaudy development over the safety of hajj pilgrims. And the results are deadly.


The Deadliest Stop on the Road on Mecca

Mina, where pilgrims take part in a symbolic stoning of the devil, has been the site of a disproportionate share of hajj deaths.


Who Decides Who Gets to Go on the Hajj?

The world's 1.6 billion Muslims all are trying to make it to Mecca at least once in their lifetimes. Here's how Saudi Arabia controls the flow of pilgrims.


The Destruction of Mecca

How Saudi Arabia’s construction rampage is threatening Islam’s holiest city.

Best Defense

Pay attention when ISIS members call themselves ‘Strangers’—it is meaningful

Here is an excerpt from a new book, The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State, a history of the ...

The Cable

Muslim Ninth-Grader Arrested for Making A Clock Gets a White House Invite

President Obama invites Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old ninth-grader arrested for making a clock, to the White House.

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