The fragile Syrian peace talks in Geneva are slowly moving forward.
The various conflicts raging in the Middle East, and particularly in Syria, have created a refugee crisis of unprecedented scale.
Five years after popular protests toppled the regime of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia continues its transition toward democracy and has established a political dialogue that has been recognized by the international community.
Five years after the start of the popular protest movement that overthrew Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime, Yemen is deeply embroiled in a civil war.
Five years after Egypt’s January 25 uprisings, the country faces increased terror threats from extremist groups and enjoys even less freedoms than before the popular movement toppled the 30-year-old regime of former president Hosni Mubarak.
Today, two-thirds of Iraqis think that their country is headed in the wrong direction, and party and leader favorability ratings are at all-time lows.
Political developments in the Arab region have led to the strengthening of ethnic, religious, or racial identities at the expense of citizenship, and in some countries to armed confrontation. Is a state built on the principle of citizenship still possible?
This summer’s ‘You Stink’ demonstrations in Lebanon began as a response to the garbage crisis that was overwhelming the country.
Almost five years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring, countries across North Africa are experiencing different phases of political change.
A panel of international and regional energy experts discussed whether the Middle East and North Africa can be a major oil- and gas-producing (and consuming) region, while also committing to reducing carbon emissions.
The Kurdistan region of Iraq has been described by many as the “Other Iraq,” that is, a place that enjoys relative stability, security, economic development, and political pluralism. But is this assessment accurate?
The rise of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has prompted Iran and Russia to rethink their strategies in the region in order to protect their interests.
Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, is reeling under the effects of war and facing shortages of water, food, and medical supplies.
Arab militaries have been instrumental for the development of democracy in some countries, but have upheld dictatorial regimes in others.
The Peshmerga forces, divided between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, must unify to increase its effectiveness in the coming years.
Five years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring, the uprisings have failed to fulfill the people’s aspirations for democracy, freedom, and social justice.
In celebration of the Carnegie Middle East Center’s tenth anniversary, Carnegie-affiliated scholars and regional policymakers will discuss and evaluate political transformations in the Middle East and North Africa.
Until the Arab uprisings of 2011, Salafist movements in the Arab world have mostly refrained from political participation. Today, however, the scenario has changed.
The popular movements that swept through the Arab world in the past four years have sparked widespread debates on what it means to be a citizen in the region.
As the Syrian crisis enters its fourth year, the situation continues to become more difficult for refugees, host communities, and donors. Among Syrian refugees, youth are one of the most critically affected groups.
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