The argument that is often made against active engagement on human rights issues in Egypt is that no matter what the United States does, the situation will not improve. This is not true.
After a bloody attack against a Sufi mosque, journalist Mohannad Sabry explains why the Egyptian regime is not defeating the terrorists.
Analyst Sergio Altuna Galán discusses Al-Qa‘eda’s rebranding, as well as the jihadi situation in Tunisia and Libya.
Egypt’s education minister, Tariq Shawqi, may be showing more initiative than is good for him.
Algeria has successfully adopted both a soft and a hard approach for bringing former Islamist combatants in from the cold.
Morocco is approaching the Western Sahara issue with greater tactical flexibility, and it appears to be reaping benefits.
Yahia H. Zoubir discusses the situation in the Sahel, where weak states and illegal trafficking prevail.
Djallil Lounnas discusses developments in the jihadi environment of northern Africa.
Egypt temporarily lifted its state of emergency this month, but while this may have seemed to be a victory for the people it was actually a triumph for the security state.
Corruption is a destabilizing force in Tunisia, infecting all levels of its economy, security, and political system.