Protest movements in the Middle East face enormous repressive hurdles and rarely have happy endings.
Morocco’s Party of Justice and Development sought to show that it is possible to carve out a larger role for government while remaining loyal to the palace.
In an interview, sociologist Hazem Kandil discusses his books, which delve into the rivalries within authoritarian regimes and examine the Muslim Brotherhood.
Now that the situation in Syria is moving towards a political settlement and reconstruction, many more parties will have a say in what happens.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Michele Dunne discusses the shifts in U.S. relations with Egypt and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Iran has entered a growth-friendly demographic window of opportunity, during which prime-age workers outnumber children and elderly dependents. This period will profoundly shape Iran’s future.
U.S. and Egyptian interests are increasingly divergent and the relationship now has far less common purpose than it once did.
President Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to Algeria was about future relations, but will the past allow that?
The specialized literature sheds light on why conflicts are spreading, and lasting longer, especially in the Middle East.