A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Why Brussels views events in the Sahel as vital to EU security.
In an interview, Raphaël Lefèvre discusses the transformation of Lebanon’s Salafis.
Developments in eastern Syria indicate we are entering a new phase in the country’s conflict.
In an interview, Egyptian journalist Mohannad Sabry discusses Egypt’s failing military campaign in the Sinai.
On the margins of a Carnegie conference, Rouba Mhaissen and Galip Dalay discuss a solution to the Syrian conflict.
Carnegie’s Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck sets up the country’s May 4 parliamentary elections.
The Islamic State’s governing system in Syria looks a great deal like that of the Assad regime.
Iraq’s Yezidis are trapped amidst the rivalries all around them.
Breaking Yemen further with a militarized U.S. policy will only help AQAP.
Why is a marriage question dividing Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Sheikh Ahmad al-Tayyib?
As Syrian rebels become more extreme, the only winner will be Bashar al-Assad.
In an interview, Abul-Abbas al-Shami looks back on his role in the Syrian uprising.
A split in Ahrar al-Sham could prove very costly to the Syrian opposition.
In an interview, Stéphane Lacroix talks about his recent Carnegie paper on Egypt’s Hizb al-Nour
“Madkhali” Salafists in Libya are active in the battle against the Islamic State, and in factional conflicts.
Syrian rebels are borrowing from the legacy of the Fighting Vanguard.
As it becomes possible to take stock of the situation in Manbij and a new administration moves in, the city will be seen as an important bellwether in the war against the Islamic State.
Although the Islamic State's territory is shrinking it will continue to pose a threat in the long term as its virtual presence has become as dangerous as the physical one.
If negotiations fail to overcome the divide between rebel factions, the East Ghouta may be heading for a permanent internal split.