Although Saudi Arabia has appointed a new oil minister, it will most likely continue to maintain its current petroleum production policy.
Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi’s leadership is in question after major protests in Baghdad, most recently with crowds storming the Green Zone and occupying parliament.
In the years since the 2011 protests, rebellions have led to renewed repression in some places and chaos in others, but it may be too soon to say that they have failed.
Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi is going to have to pay attention to demands for institutional and structural change coming from the protests led by Shia cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr.
Reforms and development in the wake of the Arab Spring protests in Morocco have addressed some surface issues but have failed to resolve underlying structural problems.
The protests against Prime Minister Abadi are growing as Muqtada al-Sadr takes a leading role in the protests.
With no clear end to the Syria conflict in sight , the idea of federalism, which has attracted considerable attention and controversy, is being discussed.
International actors in the Middle East have widespread effects on the political and economic development of the region.
The conflict in Yemen has produced a humanitarian disaster, but possibilities remain for bilateral negotiations between warring parties.
The post-Qaddafi power vacuum in Libya has made the country a ripe environment for the spread of the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Across the Middle East, large gender gaps exist in levels of political activity, voter turnout, and the likelihood of being elected.
Years of unrest in Egypt have possibly left the country in a worse position than it was before the Arab Spring.
As the anniversary of Egypt’s January 25th revolution approaches, the direction of the country remains uncertain.
With the Iraqi state relying on Shiite paramilitary groups to combat ISIS, there are growing fears that such groups will only exacerbate sectarian tensions in the country.
The future of Egypt and the Middle East remains uncertain years after the Arab Spring upended the political order of the region.
The recent Saudi execution of a prominent Shia cleric and the subsequent attack on their embassy in Iran has heightened tensions across the Gulf.
A multipronged approach is needed stop ISIS from profiting from the oil fields under its control.
The most recent attack in Lebanon by the self-proclaimed Islamic State may reveal a broader regional expansion.
The increase of Russian supplies and presence in support of the Bashar al-Assad’s regime is part of the Russian plan to start negotiations on the ground to resolve the Syrian crisis.
The conflict in Yemen exposes a number of problems that the Middle East is facing in the post Arab Spring era, as more youths join extremist groups for varying reasons.