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Syrians protest in Egypt.

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

Prince Bandar bin Sultan

Now that the Arab Spring has been turned into a totally owned subsidiary of the Saudi royal family, it is time to take note of Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

Migrants in Russia

A recent campaign against illegal migrants in Russia reveals the corruption at the heart of the issue.

With corpses filling Cairo’s streets and both sides vowing to escalate, any glimmers of revolutionary hope have been all but extinguished.

Seoul rally

At ceremonies held around the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean armistice, the president sounded bellicose notes, while failing to mention national unification.

Aleksei Navalny

The anti-corruption activist’s mayoral campaign in Moscow is dividing voters, while testing the country’s diminished opposition party.

It took twelve months for the Brotherhood to go from the highest peaks of power to protesting in the streets of Cairo. What next for the organization?

That a popular revolt facilitated Morsi’s ouster is undeniable. But it has also solidified the military’s role as the final arbiter of power in Egypt.

Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

Blogs

Egypt is opening the door to Hamas. Washington may not like it, but it’s time to talk.

May 26, 2011

The president can corner the Israeli prime minister now—if he wants to.

May 25, 2011

Bibi's ace-in-the-hole? Dennis Ross.

May 21, 2011

Obama's Middle East policy has fallen apart. It's not too late to save it.

May 18, 2011

Mitchell gives up. Has Obama given up, too?

May 13, 2011

The Palestinian accord is a good thing, and Obama should resist Israel's efforts to scuttle it.

May 9, 2011

Assad's likely to survive the crisis, and the United States should stay out.

May 9, 2011

This week, the news hit that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, perhaps best known for his Angels in America, was being blocked from receiving an honorary degree from the City University of New York because of his views on Israel.

May 5, 2011

The Obama administration suggests bin Laden's death could accelerate peace talks with the Taliban.

May 4, 2011

The bombing of the Qaddafi compound is outrageous and unacceptable, besides being illegal.

May 2, 2011