MIDDLE EAST

A cradle of civilization... and now, conflagration.

Butterfly Effect: Why Kabul Is Not Saigon

The odds were stacked in America's favor far more than in Vietnam.

There’s No Way to Spin Kabul’s Fall

Having worked in Afghanistan for four years, I shouldn't have been surprised by the rapid collapse of its West-backed government.

The Endgame in Afghanistan: Darker Clouds Gather

The coming weeks will define Afghanistan for many years to come.

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Real Talk, Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

Butterfly Effect: Why Taliban 2.0 Is More Dangerous

The new Taliban is the old Taliban — but much smarter.

Butterfly Effect: Death of a Democratic Dream?

The 21st century's boldest democratic experiment is faltering.

Breaking the Comic Ceiling: Female Arab Graphic Novelists Make a Mark

A growing band of Arab women is shaping the future of the region's comic book industry, defying odds like their characters do.

Butterfly Effect: Guess Who Gains From a Burning Jerusalem?

The fresh cycle of violence could rescue Israel's embattled prime minister and bolster the militant Palestinian group Hamas.

The Piano Is Her Weapon of Change in Saudi Arabia

Abeer Balubaid is Saudi Arabia's first professional female pianist, rising at a time the kingdom is taking baby steps toward cultural reforms.

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The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Reality of Afghanistan

The Taliban are strong and well-armed, the elected government is weak, corruption is rife, and government security forces are struggling.

Syria's Latest Economic Trick: Loot Its Refugees

Syria's economically bankrupt regime is now trying to squeeze refugees for cash to stay afloat.

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