As cries for change gain momentum across the region, what is the future of the Saudi state? Will the House of Saud make serious efforts at reform?
The unrest spreading throughout the Arab world will have significant economic implications for the region.
As the Arab world is being engulfed by mass outrage and popular unrest spurred by long-term economic and political frustration, it remains unclear what long-term effects the unrest will have on the region.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down, handing authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. What can be expected from the country’s new military rulers and what does this signal for the rest of the Arab world?
The unemployment rate in the Arab region is one of the highest in the world and Arab governments need to institute political and socioeconomic reforms in order to counter the negative effects of youth unemployment in their countries.
As protests in Egypt escalate into a full-fledged uprising that threatens to unravel Egypt's existing political order, President Mubarak's announcement that he will not run for president again in September does not seem to be enough to appease the protesters and end the protests.
Protests in Tunisia that pushed President Ben Ali to flee the country have sparked mass protests in the region, spreading to Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen. The protests in Egypt are growing and unlike anything seen in decades. Will Tunisia remain an isolated case or the beginning of a wave of change?
As U.S. troops continue to withdraw from Iraq, America’s relationship with the emerging democracy is evolving from a security-dominated military alliance into a more traditional bilateral relationship based on cooperation between civilian institutions.
While water and water scarcity are often seen as a source of potential conflict in the Middle East, policy measures can be taken that could turn tensions around water into opportunities for socio-economic development.
While almost every economy in the Middle East and North Africa region is projected to accelerate in 2011-2012, significant downside risks to this forecast remain.