How Assad Impacts Hezbollah’s Survival

Hanin Ghaddar on the fate of Hezbollah if Assad falls

The Popular Front Against Iran

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia’s rulers bury their differences to fight the Shiite enemy

Modern Muslim Girls

Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education

What’s Next for Egypt?

The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life

The Arab World Needs a Leader in Egypt

What Egypt’s elections mean to the region

Melancholy Gay Arabia

Moroccan novelist Abdellah Taïa confronts the challenges of gay life in the Mideast in An Arab Melancholia

The Face of Mideast Feminism

The Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy is being smeared as an imperialist for calling out gender apartheid in the Mideast. She’s dead right.

Value Free

A morally bankrupt exhibition in New York suggests how not to look at architecture in the Middle East—by neglecting the works’ political contexts

Shadid, Chronicler of Arab Spring, Dies

NYT readers’ eyes in the region have closed

Daybreak: Protests in Jordan, Outside the Cities

Plus, Ford on Syria, Kat Power cancels Israel concert, and more in the news

The Man Behind the Arab Spring

Serbian activist Srdja Popovic’s successful blueprint for non-violent protest

Fool’s Gold

Middle East expert Robert Kagan argues in a new book that American foreign policy has spawned a golden age of liberal democracy. He’s wrong.

Sundown: Poll Shows Jews Moving to GOP

Plus Wexler on the problem of building on swappable land, and more

Heroine Stupor

Wanted Women, a new joint biography of two Muslim women, refuses to distinguish between an al-Qaida terrorist and a feminist intellectual

Wake-Up Call

The leftist Israeli magazine +972 wants to sound the alarm on a Jewish state it believes is destroying itself

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