April 23, 2014 / Al Monitor
Caryle Murphy
Saudi Arabia’s designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization has mystified many Saudis and complicated the kingdom’s regional policies.
April 14, 2014 / Al Monitor
Caryle Murphy
Although Saudis welcomed the elevation of Prince Muqrin, 68, many wonder whether a younger, more energetic leadership might be better equipped to handle future economic and development challenges.
April 14, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
Syria, Iran, Egypt and oil are pushing the US and Saudi Arabia apart, as President Obama's recent cool reception the kingdom showed.
November 23, 2013
Alisa Roth, Hugh Eakin
Journalists Alisa Roth and Hugh Eakin traveled the perimeter of Syria, to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Northern Iraq to cover the Syrian refugee crisis.
November 22, 2013 / GlobalPost
Reese Erlich
Syria's civil war is increasingly seen as stoking a regional conflict based on religious differences. But don't forget about political motives, analysts say.
November 22, 2013
Reese Erlich
Many experts thought Assad would be out of power by now. But the initial popular uprising has devolved into religious and ethnic strife. Assad is seen by some as the best hope for stability.
November 22, 2013 / GlobalPost
Reese Erlich
After a two year absence, correspondent Reese Erlich looks at the devastation war has caused in the beautiful city of Damascus.
November 22, 2013 / GlobalPost
Reese Erlich
Syria's Justice Minister says the government is making great progress against the rebels, a claim diminished by recent rebel attacks near Damascus. He also say the US is looking for an exit strategy.
November 21, 2013
Homa S. Tavangar
"Be a friend to the whole human race"— Pulitzer Center developmental workshop in Philadelphia brings journalists and educators together.
November 12, 2013 / The New Yorker
Katherine Zoepf
Arguments against women driving in Saudi Arabia include that it may damage women's ovaries. But that isn't stopping women from organizing petitions, "drives" and dinners to fight back against the law...
November 6, 2013 / The Revealer
Jenna Krajeski
Throughout months of protests and brutal crackdowns Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan maintained much of his popularity. Is it only religion that binds Erdoğan and his base?
November 5, 2013 / The New Yorker
Jenna Krajeski
On the 90th anniversary of the Turkish Republic, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the "Marmaray project," a train connecting Europe to Asia. Not everyone celebrated.
October 29, 2013
Mark Schulte, Paul Salopek
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