Sisi Isn’t Mubarak. He’s Much Worse.
Egypt faced terrible repression during the Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak eras, but nothing like today’s sustained cruelty.
Libya an Obstacle on Tunisia’s Path to Stability
In an interview, Tunisian foreign minister says Western-led action in Libya in 2011 was reckless.
Former Egyptian President Mubarak Acquitted of Killing Arab Spring Protesters
And that’s that for the Arab Spring.
The Unthinkable Olive Branch
Sometimes the only way to end a conflict is to forgive those who were behind it.
The Grim Reality Behind Tunisia’s Fairy Tale
Tunisia’s democratic achievements are under threat. Here’s why a fake “national consensus” isn’t the answer.
Mourning the Syria That Might Have Been
How Assad’s forces bombed a democratic experiment into oblivion.
Why Jihadists Fight
Tunisia is supposed to be the success story of the Arab Spring — so why are so many of its young men flocking to the Islamic State?
Art Is a Window to the Arab World’s Soul
If you want to understand the Middle East (in Washington, D.C.), ditch the think-tank panels and catch the photo exhibits and hip-hop shows by Arab artists.
Hillary Clinton Has No Regrets About Libya
The intervention didn’t go according to plan. But the Democratic front-runner doesn’t think withdrawing from the Middle East is the answer.
Turkey Has Given Up on Democracy Outside Its Borders, Too
Not too long ago, Ankara was working to promote democracy across its region. But an increasingly authoritarian President Erdogan has lost interest.
How Tunisia’s Islamists Embraced Democracy
The Ennahda party was widely seen as a threat to Tunisia's democratic transition. Instead, it helped drive it forward.
Why the U.S. Strike in Libya Wasn’t Just About Libya
Washington was also trying to protect Tunisia — and help keep the Arab Spring’s only success story from going off the rails.
How Tunisia’s Crooked Cops Are Undermining the Revolution
Tunisia's uprising was a cry against pervasive corruption. Five years later, it's only gotten worse.
The Army And Its President
To keep the armed forces happy, President Sisi is giving them Egypt’s economy.
Five Years Later, Tunisians Take to the Streets Again
In the new, democratic Tunisia, people are protesting again — and for the same reason as before.
Egypt’s Roadmap to Nowhere
The new parliament in Cairo is just a fig leaf for President Sisi's authoritarian rule.
Why Counterterrorism Could Be the Death of Tunisian Democracy
Tunisia’s security state is threatening to undo the gains of the revolution.
On Human Rights Day, a Tunisian Court Sent Six Men to Prison For Being Gay
Five years after a revolution transformed Tunisia, the country still has a long way to go on human rights.
Still Under Curfew, Tunis Goes Quiet
Since the bus bombing that struck Tunis in late November, the city has been under strict curfew. Here's what it's like.