Egypt’s economic crisis deprives the regime of the financial and economic resources needed to sustain a solid social base among public sector employees, and hence hinders the consolidation of authoritarian rule.
While Tunisia is often and rightly lauded for its progress, social inequality and regional asymmetries are undermining the country’s democratic transition.
Incremental practical steps and confidence-building measures offer the best hope for progress toward the creation of a weapons of mass destruction–free zone in the Middle East.
EU and U.S. approaches to reform must be more sophisticated in circumventing the many negative developments and obstacles in today’s MENA region.
The tragic Baghdad bombings are a consequence of the Islamic State's changing tactics and divisions within Iraq's political and security establishment.
Markets largely dictate how the relationship between oil companies and host states will play out, with governments attempting to ensure they receive a ‘fair share’ of petroleum revenues.
Saudi Arabia's latest drive to reform its economy will not be cheap or easy although now there seems to be a stronger will to carry out necessary changes 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.
Chronic disorder among the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s many enemies may enable the extremist group to recover from a string of recent defeats and reclaim the initiative.
When the time comes, new approaches to economic reconstruction are needed in Syria.