| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Mohamed Morsi holds a singular distinction.
While president of Egypt, he was the world's only democratically elected leader to motivate more than 20 million of his people, one-quarter of the population, to sign a petition calling for his ouster....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Nobody ever said Egypt's transition to democracy would be easy. But yesterday's violence in which dozens of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were killed and hundreds wounded by security forces outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Despite allowing former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to meet with a representative of the European Union and others this week, the generals who deposed the country's first democratically elected leader last month clearly are in no hurry to restore...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
One can only applaud the restarting of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank. Yet, given the other problems the United States currently faces in the Middle East — crises in Egypt, Syria and Iraq, to...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 7:53 AM
The images shown on the news media are startling: violence rages on the streets of Cairo while a divided government continues to sow seeds of discord.
I have spent some time in Tahrir Square this past week and have seen a very different perspective. I...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The chameleon is finally showing his true colors.
Since taking office in June, Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's not-so-new president, has been equivocating, trying to balance Egypt's longstanding diplomatic and financial relationship with the West with his true...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Mitt Romney's major speech on foreign policy at the Virginia Military Institute Monday was long on style but remarkably short on substance. On the unrest in the Middle East, Israel, Iran, Syria and relations with China, the GOP challenger was quick to...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:47 AM
The third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney included a few memorable lines — Mr. Romney's promise that in his administration, Russian President Vladimir Putin would be on the receiving end of "more backbone,"...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Letter writer Al Eisner betrayed his political bias ("Libya attack a direct result of Obama foreign policy weakness," Sept. 16) when he characterized President's Barack Obama's Middle East foreign policy as "left-wing" and "weak" — the partisan...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 2:04 PM
When revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt erupted earlier this year quickly forced out long-time autocratic rulers, many in the West hoped that the pro-democracy demonstrations there would unleash a tidal wave of change across the Arab world. To an extent,...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict underwent another evolution this week when the Fatah-backed Palestinian National Authority, which controls the West Bank, and Hamas, the radical Islamic movement that rules the Gaza Strip, announced they would put aside...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 5:06 PM
At the end of a wild week that saw more than 100 attacks on journalists and press facilities in Egypt, TV news executives were left shaking their heads at the volatility and violence, but vowing to continue to find ways to cover the tumult in days ahead....