Iraq’s formal military institutions struggle to attract recruits as many potential soldiers choose to join informal militias in the Popular Mobilization Forces.
If the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood wants to maintain its coherence, the leadership has to balance the concerns of the popular base with the ways of the old guard. | عربي
As violence continues in Yemen, old regional and geographical fault lines are opening up again, undermining Yemen’s unity without offering any realistic alternative to the current borders.
Gaps in the international coalition’s approach as well as deep sectarian divisions in Iraq and the shifting strategies of the Syrian regime and its allies are allowing the Islamic State to continue to exist and expand. | عربي
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