The Real Reason the Middle East Hates NGOs
Western promoters of democracy aren’t seen as a threat to individual rulers but as a reminder of colonial history.
U.S. Once Jailed Uighurs, Now Defends Them at U.N.
China tries to silence the group and lashes out at a U.S. diplomat.
Here’s What the Senate Should Ask Mike Pompeo
Democratic foreign-policy veterans want answers from Trump’s pick for secretary of state.
Saudi Arabia Can Win Islam’s War of Ideas
Mohammed bin Salman’s embrace of “moderate Islam” deserves the Trump administration’s support.
A Summer Vacation in China’s Muslim Gulag
How one university student was almost buried by the "people's war on terror."
Iran Is Losing Its Jihad on Tobacco
The Islamic Republic's anti-smoking campaign is yet another example of the government's shaky control over its population.
Iran’s Elites Are Far More Fragile Than They Look
An Islamic Republic divided against itself cannot stand.
Jerusalem: After 30 Years of Hope and Failure, What’s Next for Israel/Palestine?
The United States has forfeited its authority as a neutral broker. It may be time for the Palestinian street to have its say.
Is the Philippines the Next Caliphate?
ISIS is looking to regroup, and is setting its sights eastward.
Apocalypse, Soon: New Books on War, Plague, Famine, Demagogues, and the End of the World as They Knew It
FP staffers learn what really killed the Romans and why the 1930s should scare us to death.
The King Hands Over the Car Keys
How Saudi women finally grabbed the wheel from the country's religious conservatives.
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?
Meet the Lesbian Goldman Sachs Economist Who Just Led Germany’s Far Right to Victory
How Alice Weidel manages to be a globalist and nativist at the same time.
As Myanmar Cracks Down on Rohingya, Washington ‘Asleep at the Switch’
Washington opts for tepid rhetoric and behind-the-scenes diplomacy rather than confronting Myanmar over what some call “ethnic cleansing.”
What a Just Immigration Policy Doesn’t Look Like
It’s not a system based on chance, it does not encourage our enemies, and it can’t be addressed in 140 characters.
Saudi Arabia’s ‘War on Terror’ Is Now Targeting Saudi Shiites
Riyadh has decided its violent confrontation with Iran needs to come to the homefront.
The Real Threat to America Comes From Americans
Just as the Arab world struggles to come to grips with jihadism, the United States has failed to grapple with its own demons.