Extremism in the Middle East is a complex problem generated by numerous issues. The connecting thread, however, is that of the alienated youth.
As Egyptian President Abdel al-Sisi continues his campaign of repression against the political opposition, American aid and military hardware continue to pour into the country.
The scene on the ground in Libya today is one that few intended when they first took up arms against the Gaddafi regime in 2011. What went wrong?
Earlier this week, the small nation of Tunisia held its first round of democratic elections under its new constitution. Michael Alter recounts Tunisia’s transition from dictatorship to constitutional democracy, and argues that the future is bright.