Northern Africa

Can Libya Stay Together?

East, west and south are at risk of falling apart.

Resetting U.S.-Egyptian Relations

How to get two historic partners back on track.

Speculative Mischief and Flight 370

Sometimes rumors end up having public-policy consequences.

Informal Areas and Cairo's Silent Urban Revolution

The vast unplanned neighborhoods of Egypt's capital have always had a complex relationship with the government.

What the Saudis Fear

It has little in common with what its American allies fear.

False Cheers for Democracy

Egypt, Ukraine and the need to use words carefully.

Morocco's Struggle Against Jihad in Africa

An ideal ally for Western goals in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Good Relationships Aren't Always Good

Getting results matters more than personal comity.

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April 18, 2014