The liberation of the town of Rawa promises the end of a particularly dangerous phase in the history of Iraq. But what the country faces next is a far more complex and potentially fateful struggle.
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.
Syria’s coming battles will determine the final relationship between the central government in Damascus and the Syrian Kurds, even when this is not their immediate or sole purpose.
How the U.S. responds to North Korea will be watched closely by its allies in the Middle East.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Why Brussels views events in the Sahel as vital to EU security.
AQIM is taking advantage of the social and economic fabric of Sahelian communities while exploiting the region's vast plains and porous borders that complicate counterterrorism operations.
Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) remains divisive, poorly understood, and plagued by internal divisions, as it is both recognized by the state and at the behest of nonstate leadership figures. Key challenges involving the PMF will shape Iraq’s political and security future.
How does Russia position itself between Iran and Israel in the Middle East?
Did the Security Council’s vote on sanctions for Syria’s chemical weapons attacks promote accountability or impunity?