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.