Protests in the governorate are stepping away from sectarianism toward a new form of political mobilization.
The Israeli and Palestinian communities are growing ever closer physically while remaining separated politically. Any solution must adequately address the needs of both sides.
The international community will have to come to grips with the death of the two-state solution. It is no longer taboo to talk about alternatives, including variations of the one-state solution.
Yezid Sayigh discusses Palestinian-Israeli relations and sees little prospect of a breakthrough.
Post-conflict reconstruction is inherently political, involving a struggle for power and influence.
International and expert attention is increasingly focused on the impending challenges of reconstruction, repatriation, and reconciliation following the devastating wars and state failure which followed the Arab uprisings of 2011.
Russia continues to play a larger role in Lebanon as the conflict in Syria enters a new phase.
In an interview, activist Norman Finkelstein discusses his new book on the Palestinian territory and the situation there today.
Jordan is in dire need of a new social contract, one that regards all citizens as equal and gives them a meaningful voice as the country attempts to address its economic situation.
Given the growing public anger in Iraq, the only path forward is to make the state more efficient and accountable.