With Syria, Libya, and Iraq grappling with either the specter of war or its immediate aftermath, there is an urgent need to analyze the politics of post-conflict reconstruction.
Tunisia has increasingly relied on the military to bring security to its border region with Libya. But the current approach risks worsening the security situation and playing into the hands of jihadis.
In Libya, recent attacks against Sufi targets have been driven by doctrine, but also socioeconomic resentment.
Tunisia is a success story, however the economy continues to threaten the country’s progress.
Sarah Yerkes examines the causes behind the ongoing protests in Tunisia, and advises less of a resort to force.
Carnegie’s Intissar Fakir discusses Morocco’s PJD and what its experience of governing has meant for the kingdom.
What were the particular features that set Tunisia apart from its neighbors? Is the country a model that can be replicated in other Arab countries, or simply an anomaly?
Morocco’s Party of Justice and Development sought to show that it is possible to carve out a larger role for government while remaining loyal to the palace.
Tunisia was a pioneer in digital currency, but the political will to advance further in the field has diminished.
Michele Dunne discusses the shifts in U.S. relations with Egypt and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.