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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...

Why Algeria's Grievances Don't Spark a Rebellion

Earlier this month, a policeman offering no explanation simply confiscated the cigarettes that Rachak Hamza, 25, had been vending in a desperate effort to make...

Person of the Year.

Garry Kasparov Author, Russian political activist and former world chess champion I nominate the Arab street. The breathtaking democratic transformation that has...

Erdogan's Moment

Red carpets and honor guards are for garden-variety visiting politicians and monarchs: for Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Cairo put on the kind of reception usually...

World

Arab Spring's First Harvest 1 | TUNISIA The results are in, and the Islamists have won. In Tunisia's first democratic election since the January revolution that...

The Hunt for Arab Dictators' Hidden Loot

Yehia Hussein Abdel-Hady still shudders at the memory of that morning in 2006 when he was summoned to Egypt's Ministry of Investment and handed a three-page...

Europe's Scared of the Spring

On a backstreet in Marseilles, a French flag adorns the facade of the row of houses where revolutionaries in 1792 first began singing "La Marseillaise," their...

Silent No More: The Women of the Arab Revolutions

The uprisings sweeping the Arab world have toppled not only dictatorships. Gone too are the old stereotypes of Arab women as passive, voiceless victims. Over the...

Sitting Pretty in Syria: Why Few Go Bashing Bashar

In the Middle East, politics has usually been a waiting game, and Syrian President Bashar Assad, 45, is better than most at playing it. He has outlasted U.S...