A Middle East Without American Influence?That's the logical outcome of the Obama administration's current policies.
Walid Jumblatt Is No Weather VaneWill the leader of Lebanon's Druze really form an alliance with Hezbollah?
Beirut BlowbackThe presence of U.S. troops in Iraq emboldened the Lebanese opposition. Now Rafik Hariri is dead. What's our next move?
The Language GapWhy Middle Eastern linguists are hard to find, even though the government has been funding the field.
Obama the UnderminerBy addressing the "Muslim world" from Cairo, the president is helping Tehran.
The End of Pax Americana?We're seeing the Palestinianization of Sinai and the Lebanonization of Egypt.
It's an Arab Nationalist ThingOsama's Islamism and Saddam's Baathism are more alike than you think.
Iraq's Perpetual StruggleDoes Washington have the staying power to prove to Iraqis that they can get along?
Ohio Kids Are Doing Better at Common Core Tests (but Only Because Ohio Defines “Better” Creatively)
Who Is the Planned Parenthood Defector Who Testified Before Congress? She’s become a born-again anti-abortion activist, but her story is dodgy.
How Does a Male Dominatrix Work? Read what host Arun Venugopal asked a male dominatrix about pain, pleasure, and the professional world of S&M.
Steve Jobs Doesn’t Understand Steve Jobs He wasn’t just a cold-hearted marketing genius. He was something more eccentric—and troubling.