The two-year-old Syrian conflict sharply escalated in recent weeks, hence necessitating a renewed U.S.-Russian effort to find a solution to the crisis and solve inner tensions within the Syrian opposition.
Arab economies are plagued by unemployment, informal unprotected work, and income disparities. Policymakers need to set the conditions to create productive and inclusive societies and lift the region out of poverty.
Women in the Middle East and North Africa continue to struggle to gain access to job opportunities and remain vulnerable to poverty.
Since the outset of the Jasmine revolution in 2011, Tunisia has witnessed a major transformation. However, the progress made so far has yet to be translated into a national consensus on the nature of the emerging political system.
Opposition groups in Egypt face a range of challenges amidst the country’s rapidly changing political context.
Join Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian and Carnegie Vice President Marwan Muasher for a discussion of the prospects for peace in the Middle East.
Since the Arab Spring first broke out in December 2011, Russian policymakers have viewed regional developments with unease. They now wonder what rising Islamist parties in the Middle East will mean for Russia's relationship with its own Muslim minority.
Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, it is important to examine Iraq’s trajectory today, the war’s cost, and the geopolitical lessons learned.
Deadlock at the UN Security Council has so far dashed international hopes for finding an end to the Syrian crisis. The United States and Russia must now find a practical mechanism for implementing political transition in Syria.
Two years after the democratic revolutions in several Arab countries, the economic situation in the region remains precarious.