Patricia Crone, the late scholar of Islam, fearlessly and rigorously explored the origins of Iran’s influential and mystical version of the religion
With many regions of the Middle East mired in ongoing turmoil, what is the legacy of the Sykes-Picot Agreement?
Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’ brings the broad disappointments of the Arab Spring to the human level
Helen Mirren stars in the ‘flawed but riveting’ portrayal of the wrenching dilemmas of the military’s new intimate killing
The post-American Middle East being born in Syria is an irretrievably changed land of sectarianism and new foreign hegemony
President Barack Obama has done more to pivot the United States away from the hawkish foreign policy entrenched in Washington than even his supporters give him credit for
Ribal al-Assad, once an opponent of his cousin, Bashar al-Assad, touted a cuddly, progressive Syria in New York this week
Early in his reign, the ayatollah received a secret visit from six Jews—a visit that may have saved thousands
Bob Bernstein, 25 years at the helm of Random House, remembers when publishing was a good business
Secretary of State: ‘I see a lot of heads nodding’
But defeating the brutal jihadist group will require international assistance
They’re hardly the first to try, or make this claim
The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality
The authors of a new history of the Grand Mufti Amin Al-Husaini’s ties to Nazis fail to carry their logic to its flawed conclusion
But none of those charged with crimes have actually been apprehended—illustrating the limits of justice when dealing with terrorists
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.
The Pax Americana is over in the Middle East, and now the jockeying starts to see who will come out ahead
The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
The ‘ancient’ griffin—given by the U.S. to Iranian President Rouhani—probably doesn’t date back to earlier than 1999
The man behind post-Sept. 11 TV opens up about his background, what goes on in writers rooms, and what he’s working on now
In the heart of Kashmir, where happiness was a warm AK-47, the weapon was my voice, and my dream
Who owns the widespread and influential new Arab media, source of much of our news about the region?
Nothing’s changed, nothing looks to change
The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
In this report from the future, the U.S. pulls out of the Gulf as the Saudis cozy up to Avigdor Lieberman
Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?
The murders in Benghazi are the latest in a string of attacks on American diplomats to go unanswered by the U.S.
The novelist’s work regularly foreshadows actual events. In his latest book, the action finally shifts to Israel.