A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Has U.S. foreign policy become a question of ignoring what Donald Trump says?
In an interview, Marwan Muasher looks at the region in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s May visit.
As Palestinians reach a crossroads, can Donald Trump revive their talks with Israel?
Recent royal decrees in Saudi Arabia seemed to pave the way for the advent of Mohammed bin Salman.
The White House has recently hosted two very different views about how to deal with Islamism.
Why deep budget cuts at the State Department may be an existential matter for Rex Tillerson.
Donald Trump’s immigration ban has angered many Arabs, but not their leaders.
Donald Trump’s plan for refugee zones in and around Syria will not materialize.
Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization may actually backfire.
Donald Trump would lose by giving Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi what he wants.
In an interview, Derek Chollet looks back at the Obama administration’s decision-making on Syria.
The United States is probably not going the way of Egypt, despite some similarities.
The Middle East may be a place where Donald Trump’s policies have the least impact.
What American voters may have wrought in the Middle East.
On the eve of the U.S. election, Carnegie’s Maha Yahya explains what it may mean for the region.
Hillary Clinton may intervene more in Syria, but don’t assume she’s a hardened interventionist.
Donald Trump’s policies on Syria suggest he may favor Assad and has learned little about the country.
Carnegie's Karim Sadjadpour argues that the Saudi-Iranian rivalry in the Middle East is becoming increasingly hard-edged.