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New War, Old Faces

Despite the pre-war strength—on paper—of the Syrian armed forces, the fighting in Syria has stretched the limits of Syrian President …

Maliki’s Last Stand?

Iraq is only months away from its quadrennial national election for its Council of Representatives, scheduled for April 30. As …

Qaradawi’s War for Egypt

The 2011 toppling of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak signaled the onset of a prolonged period of political instability and economic …

Axes of Fable

The decade following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States produced two defining mythologies in American and …

A House Divided

For a while, reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas resembled peace talks between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization: a …