Absent effective institutions, Libya has struggled and devolved into civil war since the fall of Qaddafi. But while the country has dropped off Western radars since the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, the story of Libya is far from finished.
The chance of war may be much greater than before President Trump made the decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
The hardliners on the nuclear deal with Iran are leaving the U.S. president with one option, namely war.
Gulf-based Salafi financiers have had a diminished role in the Syrian civil war recently, but their influence will linger in the country's religious sphere.
While the Middle East’s central battle line is changing, Egypt is pursuing a strategy of opportunism that aims to maximize its returns and preserve its options.
Tunisia’s decentralization process has tremendous potential. Yet the central government, local government, civil society, and international donors must each invest in the process.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
A preliminary assessment of Iraq’s parliamentary elections suggests that compromise will be inevitable.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal appears to have put regime change at the very center of the new American power play against Tehran.
As Hamas tries to rebuild its military credibility, Israel is reacting to this in lethal ways.