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Amman, Jordan

Social media platforms are enabling women to speak out anonymously and show that harassment exists—but that hasn’t resulted in culture change.

In Tunisia, secularists and Islamists produced a landmark constitution—without Western interference.

Amr Hamzawy

Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.

Tunisia protest

You can’t always trace it, but everything and everyone has a genealogy.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Hazem el-Beblawi

Precious few political parties have spoken out against the military or its assault on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama

President Obama can now embark on a new foreign policy, one that rejects military interventionism in favor of an engaged internationalism.

Syrians protest in Egypt.

Syrians fleeing the fighting at home have found themselves targeted amid Egypt’s political upheaval.

Soldiers in Cairo

Life here has shrunk politically, geographically and socially, with the vast majority of the public high on fascistic nationalism.

John Kerry

President Obama was right to seek congressional approval to strike Syria—but a bipartisan coalition must turn him down.

Blogs

Reporting from Cairo, Kouddous speaks to Democracy Now! about recent crackdowns against Egyptian journalists and the ascendancy of a repressive security state. 

January 30, 2014

Chuck Hagel's paeans to “political reform” in the Gulf must have sounded strange to political prisoners in repressive Bahrain, where he delivered his remarks.

January 13, 2014

A Syrian national who fought in Bosnia and now languishes in immigration detention reflects on the Bosnian war, his predicament and the civil war in Syria.

December 19, 2013

Egypt: where you are taking your career in your hands by the simple act of raising four fingers.

November 14, 2013

The Cairo-based correspondent calls the impending law a "more aggressive authoritarian order than the one we rose up against in 2011."

November 13, 2013

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel talks about the opportunity for collaboration with Russia in Syria.

September 16, 2013

Stephen F. Cohen went on CNN to talk about the opportunity Putin is giving the USA.

September 16, 2013

Prof. Stephen F. Cohen goes on HuffPost Live to promote diplomacy with Russia.

September 13, 2013

Blowback into Jordan is a new concern.

August 13, 2013

Despite EU attempts to broker a peaceful political settlement, the prospect of continued bloodshed is very real.

July 30, 2013