Don’t Hold Your Breath for Democratic Change in the Middle East
The region is accustomed to cycles of protest and political upheaval, so it’s better not to bank on successful revolutions.
Europe’s Future Will Be Decided in North Africa
The United States should stop treating the region as secondary to the rest of the Middle East.
Can John Bolton Thaw Western Sahara’s Long-Frozen Conflict?
The Polisario Front has created an international diplomatic presence on a shoestring budget and sees the Trump administration as its best hope in decades to gain independence from Morocco.
Morocco’s Crackdown Won’t Silence Dissent
Across the country, protesters are increasingly willing to criticize the government and the monarchy—even in the face of repression.
If the U.S. Government Won’t Act, Airbnb Will
While the White House rubber-stamps Benjamin Netanyahu’s every move, the online rental company is cracking down on Israel’s illegal settlements.
Trump May Kill the World’s Last Hope for a Climate Change Pact
The climate change summit in Morocco, like the rest of the world, is now grappling with the implications of Trump’s victory.
Mohammed VI and the Choice Facing Islam
Morocco's king has done the world a favor with a speech condemning jihadists and warning Muslims not to follow their path.
We Already Knew Rio Was a Mess, and Then These Terrible Things Happened
Brazil's Olympics have been off to a messy start, and it seems like they're only getting worse.
Dalai Lama: Those Who Cause Bloodshed Are Not “Genuine” Practitioners of Islam
The Dalai Lama spoke about peace-building and the Orlando shootings in front of an audience in Washington, D.C.
How the State Department’s Human Rights Report Treats Friends — and Adversaries
The authors of the reports should take into account the nature of America's relationships to countries that come in for criticism.
In Morocco, a New Kind of Bedouin Businessman
Morocco showcases its tribal traditions and art -- and looks to attract investment -- amid U.N. tensions over the disputed Western Sahara.
Fear This Man
To spies, David Vincenzetti is a salesman. To tyrants, he is a savior. How the Italian mogul built a hacking empire.
Just Say No to Another Failed State in Africa
It is never a good idea to make broad generalizations about Africa.
Alek Skarlatos Thwarted a Terrorist Attack. But Can He Waltz?
Army National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos tackled a gunman on a Paris-bound train in August. Now he'll try to dance his way to the top on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."