Khalifa Haftar’s Miscalculated Attack on Tripoli Will Cost Him Dearly
The Libyan general was poised to rise to power. Now his unnecessary assault on the capital is alienating key international backers and potential local allies.
The Fight for Freedom in Algeria Isn’t Finished
The 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika has pledged to step down, but the protesters’ victory won’t be complete without a genuine democratic transition.
The Fight Against Terror Needs Better Data
The case of Tunisia shows that the anger of disappointed middle-class youths is driving radicalization more than poverty or unemployment.
Dozens of Coptic Christians Gunned Down in Egypt Attack
The latest in a spate of attacks in Egypt against Christians.
Could Italy Get Trump to Care About Fixing Libya?
Paolo Gentiloni's visit to Washington provides an opportunity for Donald Trump to heed an ally's advice.
For Trump and El-Sisi, Counterterrorism Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Trump voices unqualified support for El-Sisi. Egyptian leader compliments Trump’s “unique personality.”
Royal Jordanian Airlines Has the Perfect Response to Trump’s New Travel Restrictions
No laptops, says U.S. government? No problem, says Royal Jordanian.
Libya Can’t Save Itself
As fighting heats up between rival armed groups and Russia increases its involvement, a power vacuum threatens to tear the country apart.
Citing Terror Threats, U.S. Bans Carry-On Electronic Devices From Middle East and North Africa Flights
Though the Department of Homeland Security did not reference a specific credible threat.
Former Egyptian President Mubarak Acquitted of Killing Arab Spring Protesters
And that’s that for the Arab Spring.
Italy’s Last-Ditch Effort to Stabilize Libya
Rome is trying to shape the future of its onetime colony, but may get elbowed aside by local strongmen and their foreign partners.
The Unthinkable Olive Branch
Sometimes the only way to end a conflict is to forgive those who were behind it.
Does Algeria Still Have Time to Turn It Around?
The oil money is running out, the pressures are mounting, and the government's new development plan is looking doubtful.
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.
Tunisia’s Celebrated Labor Union Is Holding the Country Back
Tunisia desperately needs to reform its bloated public sector. But organized labor is digging in its heels.
Why Does Tunisia Produce So Many Terrorists?
The success story of the Arab Spring has made room for moderate secularists to flourish. But that’s a double-edged sword.
To Rebuild Libya, Start From Below
If Libya’s friends in the West want to boost effective governance, they need to cultivate the grassroots.
How to Contain Libya’s New Warlord
Libya’s new unity government can survive only by finding a way to stand up to General Khalifa Haftar and his army.
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.
Cambridge Researchers Find World’s Youngest Mummy
A CT scan on an old artifact revealed the remains of a tiny mummified fetus.