Theaters of Coercion

Intellectuals and activists have struggled to transform Iran. But Tehran's role in the changing landscape of the Middle East has become the defining story.

By Danny Postel

Winter in Cairo

The Muslim Brotherhood does contain within it less reactionary voices. Unfortunately, they always lose.

By Marc Lynch

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.

By Shadi Hamid