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.
As voters prepare to head to the polls for parliamentary elections on November 28, the Egyptian government has tightened restrictions on independent media and civil society and has already disqualified one-quarter of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidates.
With the peace process halted and little hope for reinitiating direct talks, Palestinians are discussing the possibility of formulating an alternative strategy for achieving statehood.
His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal discussed the current state of the Middle East peace process and the Saudi-U.S. relationship.
As Egypt moves toward parliamentary elections on November 28, political parties are debating whether to participate in the process or to boycott, while the ruling party struggles to manage competition within its own ranks and opposition groups face restrictions on their ability to campaign.
The United Nations Tribunal investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is expected to release its findings soon and might indict members of Hizbollah. This has raised tensions in Lebanon to the breaking point.