Stav Shaffir once wrote guidebooks and studied music. Now she's a history-making politician known for her anti-corruption campaigning and scathing attacks on the Israeli right. Can she bring the "politics of hope" to Israel?
A year and a half ago, Ivan Rodichenko was a nightclub manager in Kiev. Now he's raising money for a battalion of Ukrainian volunteers taking on a much better funded adversary.
Imagine if Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman were asked to draw a Disney comic. Well, that's how some people describe Cairo's cutting-edge alt-zine TokTok, a millennial triumph which is prospering despite Egypt's increasingly repressive politics.
Experts are realizing there's no way to capture or kill our way out of the problem of Westerners joining radical groups in places like Iraq or Syria. Luckily, there is an increasing number of programs aimed at bringing these mostly young men back into the fold.
Abderrazak Cherif spent months and thousands of dollars trying to coax his son back from jihad in Syria. But when he finally succeeded, French authorities whisked the teenager off to jail, where his mental health is deteriorating.
There's a cyberwar being waged in Syria. And while the hacking is high tech, the methods being used are very old.
British researchers are studying Western women from afar who have migrated into ISIS territory to join the jihadist group. The women jihadists post often on social networks. And some say they aren't content to be militant wives and mothers. They are itching to fight for the Islamic State.
More than 70,000 Saudis are studying at American colleges and universities thanks to scholarships from the late King Abdullah. Now that his brother, King Salman, is running the country, some of them say they're optimistic about their country's future and the prospects for reform.
Hundreds of Kurds have crossed the front lines to join ISIS, essentially joining the fight against their own people. It’s shocking to many in the Kurdish semi-autonomous region of the Iraq, but government-paid preachers may have a hand in the phenomenon.
What's it feel like to watch your country succumb to revolution from afar? Ask Yemeni student Ibrahim al-Hajiby. He watched the Arab Spring engulf Yemen in 2011 from his college in Minnesota, and he's doing the same now as Houthi rebels take over the Yemeni government.