The U.S. has a long history of supporting despotic regimes in the Middle East in the name of stability. They have also been surprised when. . .

Natan Sharansky and David Keyes
Feb. 10 2015 12:01AM

Many are the substitutes for God invented by non-believers; they have turned out to be no substitutes at all. But can the West recover its. . .

June 18 2014 12:01AM

 “If American politicians had treated [Andrei] Sakharov the way American leaders today are treating Egyptian dissidents, the Soviet Union might still exist.” (Interview by David Horovitz.) 

Feb. 3 2014 12:01AM

To understand the Arab world’s encounter with democratic modernity—one of the titanic political struggles of our age—it helps to know your Alexis de Tocqueville.

Jan. 15 2014 12:00AM

Arabs are horrified at the thought that the Syrian civil war could once again redraw the map of the Middle East. Infinitely more worrying. . .

Rami G. Khouri
Oct. 21 2013 12:00AM

Those who doubted administration claims that moderate Islamists would bring democracy were called racists and Islamophobes. Turns out they were also right.

Aug. 20 2013 12:00AM

Egypt’s so-called liberals grew out of a functionary class that was never interested in limiting the power of the state and has always been ambivalent. . .

Lee Smith
Aug. 15 2013 12:00AM

The world’s most populous Muslim country has made the transition from authoritarianism to democracy in little over a decade. Can it serve as a model?

Paul J. Carnegie
Aug. 8 2013 12:00AM

What if the “Arab Spring” was not a demand for democracy or Islam but instead for free enterprise?

Hernando de Soto
July 12 2013 12:00AM

The struggle in Cairo is not about the future of Egyptian democracy; it is the desperate flailing of a revolutionary movement with no agenda beyond rage and dissatisfaction.

July 2 2013 12:00AM