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So, What Went Wrong With the Arab Spring?

Post-Qaddafi Libya was supposed to be something other than the chaos it has become

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It’s Not Springtime in Tunisia Anymore

In the wake of deadly attacks, why the one vaunted Arab Spring exception may not be an exception at all

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The Reign of Terror, Year XX

The state of jihad and counter-jihad, in the middle of a long war

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‘The Person Who Sparks the Movement and Ends Up With a Broken Heart’

In 2011, Tel Aviv’s Daphni Leef helped ignite the J14 movement for social change. She looks back at what went wrong.

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Hosni Mubarak Convicted of Embezzlement

Ousted Egyptian president and his two sons sentenced to three years in prison

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Getting Rid of National Borders in the Middle East Won’t End Sectarian Warfare

The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality

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The Palestinians Are To Blame for the Failed Peace Talks—But Not for the Reason You Think

Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry

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Egypt Is on the Brink of Chaos. Here’s Why It Should Matter to Washington.

Three years after Mubarak’s fall, the country is toying with global irrelevance—except as a possible terror exporter

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‘Omar’ and ‘Bethlehem’ Tell the Same Story—But Only One Was Nominated for an Oscar

The better, more real, and more compelling of the two Israeli-Palestinian intelligence films opens this week in the U.S.

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Arab Demonization of Jews Is a Historical Anomaly—and Shows the Limits of Today’s Leaders

The Arab Spring was an opportunity to discard anti-Semitism adopted from colonialists. Instead, it’s gotten worse.

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Former Dubai Police Chief Was a Hero in the Arab World Until He Said He’d Help Israel

After the 2010 Hamas hit, Lt. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim denounced Mossad—but said it was his duty to warn of terror plots in Tel Aviv

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Jerusalem Is Among the World’s Most Divided Cities, But One Thing Unites It: Trash

Touring the Holy City with the garbage collectors is a reminder that it’s also a place where people go about their day-to-day lives

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Q&A With Yaakov Amidror, Former Head of the Israeli National Security Council

Netanyahu’s ex-national security adviser says Abbas has a choice between Israeli troops on the Jordan River—or no state at all

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How Osama Bin Laden Outsmarted the U.S. and Got What He Wanted

The point of Sept. 11 wasn’t to terrorize the West. It was to get the U.S. out of the Muslim world—and it worked.

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For Hamas, the Arab Spring Has Been Disastrous—But It Still Has a Stranglehold on Gaza

The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo

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The Muslim World’s Intellectual Refuseniks Offer Enlightened Views on Islam and Israel

Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers

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In Cairo, a Political Choice Becomes a Test of Character for Egypt’s New Military Leader

Gen. Sisi holds de facto power but with elections looming must now decide whether to legitimize his rule with a presidential run

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What Mubarak’s Release Means For Egypt

Releasing the 85-year-old former president will only further divide the country

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What You Need to Know About Egypt Unrest

As violence surges, 150 people are reported dead in Egypt

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What’s Wrong With Egypt’s Liberals? For Starters, They’re Not Liberals.

With Egypt’s army clearing protesters by force, scholar Samuel Tadros explains why his country’s modernizers support military rule

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Tomorrow There Will Be No More Two-State Solution—and Then What?

Ex-Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin warns that Israel’s leaders appear to be dangerously detached from reality

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Muslim Brotherhood Still Aims to Be Cairopractor

Who will crack first: The Egyptian military or the Brotherhood?

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Will Egypt Save Itself From Total Collapse by Going to War With Israel?

Agents of Influence: With the nation divided, in turmoil, and lacking hope for peaceful prosperity, a Middle East neighbor has reason to fear

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Obama’s Turkey

The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot

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The Mideast Crack-Up: A Roundtable Discussion of the New Arab Map

Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map

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Dumb and Dumber: When Neocons and Obama Liberals Agree

How neocons and Obama liberals have created catastrophe by consensus in the Middle East

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Daybreak: Israel Squandering Natural Gas Chance?

Plus calls for greater involvement in Syria gather steam

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How Jordan’s King Hangs On

The monarch studied the Arab Spring and created a savvy plan to quell demonstrators without mass violence

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Better a Pharaoh or a Tempest?

They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.

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Arab Upheaval Reaches Israel

The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the civil war in Syria are bringing violence to Israel’s borders

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