A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Some religious institutions have gained influence since the Syrian uprising began. Yet they have paid a price, as the regime has used them to advance its own interests.
From Egypt to America, a military enmeshed in politics is bad for stability and democracy.
While the international community's commitment to protecting civilians from conflict reached a high point in the 1990's, it has now been abandoned.
The process of reintegrating militias or rebels into the regime forces needs to happen as part of an integrated national program of rehabilitation.
An arcane dispute between Egypt’s president and Al-Azhar is really about moral leadership in society.
The growth of counterterrorism allies and quietists is one result of the political trends throughout North Africa since the Arab uprisings.
Seventy years since the UN affirmed the right of return for Palestinian refugees, Middle East peace is further away than ever. The Trump administration’s new plan is unlikely to help.
Assaad al-Achi discusses where the foes of the Assad regime are today, and why Syrian NGOs are proliferating.
The Trump administration’s ‘ultimate deal’ will bring many things, but peace is not one of them.