STEVE ROYSTON: The problems facing Bahrain are formidable and the tension is increasing as Ashoura approaches. Some thoughts on how to deal with these issues.
JUAN COLE: The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi seems to have been a turning point for the people of Benghazi.
JAMES M. DORSEY: It’s looking increasingly likely that the Egyptian Football Association will cancel the rest of the season.
EMAN AL NAFJAN: There have been several significant developments this week in the campaign to allow women to drive in the Kingdom
RANIA AL MALKY: One of my childhood friends buried her son yesterday. He was 22. His name was Omar. He had his whole life ahead of him.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Concerns among liberals that Morocco would take a sharp turn in a socially conservative direction look unfounded.
RANIA AL MALKY: Without a just verdict, this absurd piece of courtroom drama will join a shameful list of reminders the revolution is far from complete.
ROB L. WAGNER: The moves have been under-reported in the Kingdom but they mark a significant change in thinking about how to deal with petty crime.
JUAN COLE: Events are moving quickly in the region, and here are some notable developments with implications for democracy in the Middle East.
Another week, another alleged Iranian plot in the Middle East. This time it’s the Bahraini authorities who reveal that they’ve stopped a plot to blow up the causeway and the Saudi Embassy.
EMAN AL NAFJAN: These past couple of weeks have convinced me the government has made a huge scientific discovery, the time machine.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: I joined the March 24th group’s sit-in with little expectation. What I witnessed has changed my view of my homeland.