Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and founder of the AHA Foundation. She served as a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006.
She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. As a young child, she was subjected to female genital mutilation. As she grew up...
A despot’s health is a serious matter. By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith.
Forgive Vice President Joe Biden the audacity of claiming last month on CNN's "Larry King Live" that Iraq is destined to be "one of the great achievements of this administration." . . .
When millions of peaceful demonstrators took to the streets of big Iranian cities in June to protest what was widely assumed to be a stolen election, many in the West wondered whether the movement had the will and vision to sustain itself. . . .
The historical roots of dysfunctional politics
Recalling the 1979 Iranian revolution through its propaganda posters. By Hoover exhibits coordinator Cissie Hill.
The Arab revolts show why some autocrats hang on forever while others get swept away. By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith.
The land where stability vies ceaselessly with stagnation. By Joshua Teitelbaum.
Now that the U.S. freedom agenda has quietly been shelved, Arab lands can only reflect on what might have been. By Fouad Ajami.
Even if the Arab spring does create a surge of regional democracy, expect the tide to ebb and flow. By Larry Diamond.
When it comes to Mideast peace talks, this time the optimists may have a case. By Robert Zelnick.
Decades of stop-and-start attention from the United States may have done more harm than good. By Cecile Shea.
A visit with Robert Conquest, gentle knight and wicked poet. By Christopher Hitchens.
Aaron Mannes on Egyptian Political Essays by Tarek Heggy
The true history of U.S.-Iran relations. By Abbas Milani.
If the dam of mass violence bursts in Iraq, U.S. forces will be unable to stop the flood. Why we must find a political, not a miltary, solution. By Larry Diamond.