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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Hedges Its Bets (Which Is Why It's Still on Top)

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Kurt J. Werthmuller

A deft move by the Muslim Brotherhood demonstrates exactly why the organization's party is poised to sweep the country's parliamentary elections, regardless of when they are held.

The Path to a Civil War in Syria

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Yavuz Baydar

The critical question for the outside world will be when and how to intervene in Syria, not if. For that, the focus will be whether the episode will develop into a full-scale civil war.

Political Eruptions in the Arab World -- Lessons From Nasser's Day

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

By all accounts we are witnessing a political eruption of major proportions in the Arab Middle East. So many superlatives were already used to describe this situation, and the word "historic" is clearly one of the most used. But is it?

Will the Arab Spring Yield to an Icy Winter?

Amir Madani | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Amir Madani

In Arab countries, some tyrants are gone but the structures of power remain intact. We are seeing the traditional powers again in the news, posing severe threats to progress and nascent people-power.

It's All Greek To Me

Jim Worth | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The problems in Greece and southern European countries are microcosms of a problem throughout the world; financial destruction caused by a greedy, protected, unregulated banking system.

Activists: 13 Killed As Defectors Clash With Syrian Regime Troops

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

RASTAN, Syria — Syrian troops clashed Thursday with armed men believed to be military defectors in a southern village and a northwestern town, k...

Iran and the Arab Spring

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 12.07.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The downfall of pro-U.S. Arab regimes in the Middle East, an emboldened Arab public angry at Israel and hostile to U.S. foreign policy, and growing assertiveness of Shiites could benefit Iran's standing in the region.