Widespread conflicts and the refugee crisis have brought the Middle East’s troubles closer to Europe. Today, the region’s various challenges, whether conflict, economic inequality, population growth, or global warming, are of concern to many European leaders.
As a stronger Recep Tayyip Erdogan begins his new presidential term, Turkey will face a number of difficult challenges.
Carnegie’s Wael Gamal talks about the middle class in the Arab world, and what its weakening means.
Erdogan’s new partner in parliament—the ultranationalist MHP—will make Ankara a more belligerent and intransigent ally.
The nature of the conflict in Tunisia’s northwest differs from the country’s other security challenges in that it mirrors an insurgency rather than a protracted terrorist campaign.
Nicholas Haslam of Adam Smith International discusses local administration in Syria, and prospects for local autonomy.
Certain steps can be taken to remedy Tunisia’s broken conscription system.
With his reelection as president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become Turkey’s most powerful leader since World War II. However, two key considerations will constrain how Erdogan uses his prerogatives.
Danyel Reiche discusses the ongoing World Cup and what it tells us about the Middle East and beyond.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.