Trump to Arab Protesters: I Stand With Your Rulers, Not You
As demonstrations erupt from Iraq to Lebanon to Egypt, the United States is sending strong signals that it no longer has any stomach for democracy promotion.
Mohamed Morsi and the Passing of Egypt’s Democratic Moment
On the podcast: Shadi Hamid recounts the rise and fall of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
الربيع العربي لم ينته بعد
روح الربيع العربي لا تزال مستمرة كما أظهرت الاحتجاجات الكبيرة في الجزائر والسودان.
Shame on the Arabs
Many Arab rulers have revealed their moral bankruptcy by rekindling ties with Syria and embracing a war criminal.
Jamal Khashoggi Had Skin in the Game. The Crown Prince’s Cheerleaders Didn’t.
Too often, Westerners treat courageous local experts like pawns in a political game. The journalist’s murder should serve as a reminder that, for some, writing an op-ed is a deadly risk.
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.
The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians
The plight of the Rohingya is a rare moment of global unity for Muslim countries. But will that be enough to save them?
How Trump’s Black and White World View Met Reality in the Middle East
Trump’s uncritical embrace of Saudi Arabia is not advancing U.S. interests — it is escalating regional tensions and instability, and providing more room for America’s adversaries to gain influence.
Did Russian Hackers Create Qatar’s Diplomatic Disaster?
U.S. investigators think Moscow planted fake news to start a fight, and have been on the ground in Doha.
The Arab World Has Never Recovered From the Loss of 1967
Fifty years after the Six-Day War, the intellectualism that once lit up the Middle East has been all but extinguished by corrupt regimes and perverse religiosity.
Trump’s Farcical New Beginning With Muslims
The president’s trip to Saudi Arabia isn’t the start of a new relationship with the Arab world; it’s militarism, disdain for human rights, and caricature of religion.
Don’t Waste Arab-Israeli Cooperation on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
Trump shouldn't prematurely risk the opportunity to assemble an unprecedented coalition on efforts to bridge the Middle East's most enduring political divide.
U.N. Warns Yemen Could Be on Brink of Famine
The crisis comes as the United States weighs sharp cuts to U.N. humanitarian aid programs
Barack Obama Was a Foreign-Policy Failure
The 44th president of the United States promised to bring change but mostly drove the country deeper into a ditch.
Dear Mr. Trump, Don’t Desecrate My American Bible
An open letter to the president-elect from a Middle Eastern immigrant who has become an American patriot.
Saudi Arabia Strikes Back
In the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, Saudi Arabia has increasingly taken matters into its own hands.
For Middle East Peace, Look to Israel’s Arab Partners
Obama should focus on facilitating the burgeoning relations between Israel and America’s most important Arab friends.
Israeli Authorities: Jewish Men Tried to ‘Disturb Peace’ with Goats in Jerusalem
Israeli police are worried that attempts to carry out sacrifices in the Old City could spark tensions with Palestinians.
Israeli Politician: My Wife Should Not Have to Give Birth Next to an Arab
An Israeli Knesset member said his wife should not have to give birth next to an Arab woman.
The Eagles of the Whirlwind
A militia allied with the Syrian government is gaining ground and popularity. But it’s not just fighting to preserve President Bashar al-Assad’s state — it’s trying to redraw the borders of the Middle East.