Shadi Hamid

The Middle East Is Changing, But Is U.S. Policy?

The (second) Arab spring—one of the most remarkable outpourings of democratic sentiment in history—was not supposed to happen. Arab regimes, if nothing else, were good at repression.

The Cairo Conundrum

Egypt is the linchpin to America's Middle East policy—a policy that must make interests reinforce ideals, rather than conflict with them.

Parting the Veil

Now is no time to give up on supporting democracy in the Middle East. But to do so, the United States must embrace Islamist moderates.