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?
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.
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.
After the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were murdered for their irreverent drawings of the Prophet Mohammed, some in France have accused Muslims of lacking a sense of humor. As it turns out, many of France’s most successful comedians are Muslims.
President Barack Obama has been quick to embrace the need to enhance America's cyber security. He's had to. The Sony hack was just the latest reminder that cyber-attacks are now a ever-present threat confronting US companies and the government alike.
There was no doubt in President Obama's mind when he accused North Korea of hacking into Sony Pictures and releasing some sensitive information. As it turns out, the White House knew for a fact that North Korea was the culprit, because the National Security Agency had already hacked into Pyongyang's computer systems.
Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four people at a kosher supermarket in Paris, was a French Muslim from a poor suburb. Another French Muslim who shares the same background says he knows what it's like to be an outsider in his own country.
Both French and American authorities are facing serious questions over the failure to prevent this week's Paris siege. The answers may be matters of intelligence and diplomacy — but they could also come down to simple matters of time and money.