Saudi Arabia's latest drive to reform its economy will not be cheap or easy although there seems to be a stronger will to proceed today than in years past.
Algeria's latest education scandal is one of the worst in its history and could further push citizens to distrust the government.
When the time comes, new approaches to economic reconstruction are needed in Syria.
The Islamic State’s ideology is multifaceted and cannot be traced to one individual, movement, or period. Understanding it is crucial to defeating the group.
For years, there has been debate on the extent to which Islam is compatible with the principles of democracy. Recently, the debate has shifted to a more productive question: when do religious actors decide to support a democratic transition process?
Russia, Iran and Hezbullah must seek a genuine accommodation with the Syrian opposition and a meaningful political transition, otherwise they will have to maintain and police a sullen, nonviable post-war peace.
Two years after the self-proclaimed Islamic State gained control of Mosul, the prospects for liberation and the city’s future remain uncertain.
Fallujah is an opportunity for the central government to regain the trust of Iraq's Sunni population.
Five years after the onset of the Arab Spring, much of the Middle East is in crisis. However, it may be too early to deem the uprisings a failure.
Saudi Arabia’s unprecedented assertiveness is not a sign of confidence, but rather reflects deep anxieties about a collapsing regional order.