Five years after the adoption of the new Iraqi constitution, the status of Kirkuk remains a flashpoint that threatens Iraq’s future stability.
Yemen's power structures are under great strain as the political elite struggles to adapt to nationwide demands for a more responsive and inclusive government. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states will play a critical role in Yemen's future.
After the dismantling of the Mubarak regime’s State Security Investigations apparatus, questions remain about how the new National Security sector will differ from its predecessor and what security sector reforms will be implemented.
The uprisings sweeping across the Arab world will carry far-reaching—and difficult-to-predict—consequences for regional and international politics.
The Middle East and North Africa have seen more change in the last three months than in the previous fifty years and the current turmoil will have far-reaching and, in the short-run, adverse economic implications both within the region and beyond.
The latest uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa have put socioeconomic issues at the forefront of the political debate, and achieving a more inclusive growth has become a key challenge for the region's governments.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the revolutionary change sweeping across the Arab world may provide a distinct opportunity to push for a lasting settlement between the Arabs and Israelis.
As Turkey's influence in the Middle East continues to grow, it is important to understand the dynamics of the changing relations between Turkey and the Arab countries of the Middle East and their regional implications.
The lack of constitutional framework and governance in both the West Bank and Gaza prevents the reconstruction of the security sector in an efficient and democratic manner. This growing trend of authoritarianism threatens the ability to achieve Palestinian statehood.
Turmoil in the Middle East has injected huge uncertainty into oil markets. Could unrest spread to Saudi Arabia, Iran, or others in the region and disrupt oil supplies? What will be the consequences for the global recovery? What can policy makers do?