Post-Mubarak, the country is experiencing a historic moment of unity, but it is entering an unstable period that could leave Egypt a stable democracy, like Turkey, or a chaotic nightmare, like Iraq. Stephen Kinzer on the looming clash between the protesters and the military.
Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent. His new book is Reset: Iran, Turkey and America's Future.
The dictator is riding out his resignation in his seaside retreat at Sharm el-Sheikh, but Egyptians won’t let him stay long. From Saudi Arabia to Britain to even Israel, Stephen Kinzer weighs Mubarak’s options for exile.
Gaddafi's son has been linked to arms smuggling. Saddam's kids were rapists and torturers. The children of despots often hasten their fathers' downfall. Just ask Mubarak. By Stephen Kinzer.
President Mubarak has bowed to a popular uprising and will soon quit—who’s next? From Jordan’s shaky monarchy to a Yemen regime scarred by WikiLeaks, Stephen Kinzer on which Middle East leaders could soon follow suit. Plus, full coverage of the Egypt uprising.
While popular protests erupt across the Middle East, America stands on the sidelines. Stephen Kinzer on why the U.S. should abandon its self-defeating foreign policy in the region.
The harrowing 444-day ordeal that still poisons Iran-American relations came to an end 30 years ago today. Stephen Kinzer on conservative politicians and former hostages who say it’s time for the countries to bury the hatchet.
A CIA agent, who masterminded the downing of a Cuba-bound flight in 1976 that killed 73 people, goes on trial in the U.S. this week. Stephen Kinzer, who had tickets for the flight, reports.
The suicide of the shah's son is the latest tragedy for a dynasty drenched in blood. Stephen Kinzer on the death of a prince.
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad played the host at an exclusive dinner in New York that left some of his guests frustrated. Stephen Kinzer got the invitation, and reports.
As Afghans head to the polls for parliamentary elections, Washington should heed some lessons from Vietnam, whose unreliable leader caused the collapse of U.S. strategy.