A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
The sweeping arrest of royals and officials in Saudi Arabia has removed many of the last checks and balances to executive power in the country.
What do the arrest of Saudi princes and the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister tell us about power plays in Riyadh?
Yezid Sayigh discusses the growing tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and its impact on Lebanon and Syria.
Frederic Wehrey discusses his new edited book on the factors behind sectarianism in the Middle East.
Iraqi Kurdistan, like Catalonia, must move on to peaceful negotiations over the modalities of equitable coexistence.
The Carnegie Middle East Center invites you to a public discussion to present the findings of the Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies’ report entitled Governing Diversity: The Kurds in a New Middle East.
Zero-sum efforts to “roll back” Iranian influence in Iraq are likely to backfire, but a better approach exists for Washington.
The gap between U.S. rhetoric and action on Assad’s departure has long characterized Washington’s policy toward the Syrian leader.
The United States can neither transform Syria nor walk away from it. Washington needs to accept the reality that its role will likely be limited.