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.
Egypt Loves China’s Deep Pockets
Cairo is an old hand at playing the East and West off each other—for its own profit.
Trump Blinks, and Egypt’s Sisi Wins
By giving in on aid, Washington just lost its leverage in Cairo.
Somalia Is a Country Without an Army
The United Nations and foreign powers claim they are dedicated to building up the Somali National Army. Instead, they have become complicit in its dysfunction.
Islamic Leaders Have Nothing to Say About China’s Internment Camps for Muslims
Hundreds of thousands of Uighur have been detained without trial in China's western region of Xinjiang.
Kushner’s Peace Plan Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen
The last thing Israelis and Palestinians need now is another failed blueprint. Stabilizing Gaza is more important.
Gazans Are Protesting Their Economy, Not Israel’s Existence
The most important motive for the “Great March of Return” has been anger at Gaza's terrible conditions for daily life.
Don’t Blame Hamas for the Gaza Bloodshed
Israel has a right to defend its borders, but shooting unarmed protesters who haven’t breached its frontier is disproportionate and illegal.
In the Middle East, Soon Everyone Will Want the Bomb
The region is at risk of a nuclear arms race. Washington needs to stop proliferation before it starts.
China’s Campaign Against Uighur Diaspora Ramps Up
In its attempts to control Uighurs abroad, the Chinese government is holding families hostage.
With Freedom and Justice for Sisi
The arc of Egypt’s history is flat, and it bends toward autocracy.
Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We’ll Cut Your Aid
In a proposed aid overhaul, Nikki Haley embraces an “America first” foreign policy.
Strongmen Are Weaker Than They Look
Authoritarians are on the rise around the world, but history shows they’re mostly helpless.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Eastern Mediterranean energy patch is hot — unfortunately, in more ways than one.
Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring
There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.
The Trouble Before the Storm
The past year gives no indication that Trump is ready for a military crisis in the Middle East.
Egypt-Sudan Spat Muddies Prospects for Deal on Big Nile Dam
Talks are stalled over how to deal with the impact of a $5 billion dam that could threaten Egypt’s lifeblood.
2017 Was a Bad Year for Egypt’s LGBT Community. 2018 Could Be Even Worse.
Egyptian authorities are using a "debauchery" law to justify a crackdown on gay and trans people.