Amid voter lethargy in Egypt, the regime sought to impose a high voter turnout.
In an interview, Charles Glass speaks of Lebanon, his books, and what he really thinks about war.
The rise in Salafi militancy in Lebanon is not only due to the spillover of the Syrian war, but also to the Sunni elite’s failure at tackling the grievances of their co-religionists.
The United States cannot ignore nor extricate itself from Syria without durably harming its regional interests and the post-WWII liberal order it helped create. Only through discipline, commitment, and leadership can Washington help bring peace to Syria.
In an interview, Ennahda’s Oussama Sghaier talks about Tunisia’s democracy and the government’s credibility problem.
The Middle East suffers from a unique deficit in its peace and security architecture. “Order from Ashes: New Foundations for Security in the Middle East” is a multi-year TCF project that studies the possibilities for creating security architecture and institutions to facilitate cooperation and manage conflict.
Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is facing a host of problems, including internal disputes and public apathy.
The U.S.-Saudi relationship is based on mutual expectations that are unlikely to be met. It will endure but it is likely to remain far more fraught and complex and, in the years ahead, increasingly less beneficial for the United States.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Tunisia is about to pass landmark legislation that criminalizes racial bias against the country’s black community.