Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization could actually increase the threat of terrorism rather than diminish it.
The Arab Spring protests upended the order of the Middle East, but six years later much remains the same.
The Middle East is facing what a new study calls a collapsing regional order.
Following a recent Iranian ballistic missile test, national security adviser Mike Flynn has put Iran “on notice.”
The social, political, and economic grievances—above all, the demand for human dignity and justice—that gave rise to the Arab uprisings six years ago are not going away.
Islamist militant and jihadist groups thrive on disenfranchised youths who lack opportunity and services in their native countries.
The Egyptian government’s readiness to utilize conspiracy theories, defamation, hate speech and populism to justify repression has made it easier for the military establishment to systematically violate citizens’ rights and to disregard the principles of the rule of law without fearing accountability.
Russia is pressing for a political solution in Syria but it will have to push Assad harder to accept it.
There may be more continuity than change in Trump’s approach to the Middle East than his campaign rhetoric would suggest.
The death of Iranian ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the original pillars of the 1979 Revolution, could have broad effects on Iran’s reformist movement.
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani helped Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ascend to the supreme leadership of Iran and spent the next three decades trying, unsuccessfully, to wrestle power back from the man he enthroned.
EU policy towards the Maghreb is still reflective of the disjointed self-interests of member states who favor their own short-term political and security interests and does not take stock of the new realities affecting security in several countries of the Maghreb.
The biggest developments in Syria in 2016.
If the ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey holds, it will be welcomed by most people in Syria - but the odds seem stacked against it.
With the 7th conference, Fateh’s mutation from national liberation movement into a party whose primary purpose is institutionalizing its hold on power became complete.
Following infighting during the spring of 2016, the Eastern Ghouta has been split and Assad is now moving to recapture it.
Despite several setbacks across the Middle East, Islamist parties have adapted in diverse ways to the new political environments.
Lebanese religious leaders are often treated as authentic representatives of their sects and are given broad powers over religious affairs. However, their leadership is not organic, nor are they necessarily popular, as these individuals are trained and selected by elite institutions.
Lebanon has embarked on the path of developing an oil and gas sector at a time of increasingly vociferous calls for transparency in the sector worldwide.
Since 2001, jihadism has evolved and proliferated in ways both unanticipated and once considered unimaginable.