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Poll: What Is 2011′s Word of the Year?

It’s the most superlative time of the year. Critics are looking back at the past months and deciding which were the best of times and which were the worst of...

Must Reads from Around the World: Jan. 27, 2012

Geopolitics - Foreign Policy takes an astute look at how Iran – contrary to its own initial hopes and others’ fears – has failed to benefit from the Arab Spring...

A Region at War with Its History

One year after it captured the world's imagination, the Arab Spring is looking less appealing by the week. The promise of a new birth of freedom in the Middle...

Testosterone, the Power Hormone

What do the Arab Spring, religious Crusades and Europe’s revolutions of 1848 have in common? All were fueled by a surplus of hapless young men, according to...

Five Reasons to Visit Beirut

While the rest of the region has been caught up in the turmoil of the Arab Spring, democratic, cosmopolitan Lebanon has been a haven of calm. Local sectarian...

Why the Islamists Are Not Winning in Libya

Libya seems relentlessly committed to proving the pessimists wrong. When last year’s revolution quickly evolved into a brutal civil war, the international...

World

Breaking the Islamist Wave 1 | LIBYA Less than a year after an armed rebellion backed by NATO airpower toppled dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libyans held their first...