In an interview, Ennahda’s Oussama Sghaier talks about Tunisia’s democracy and the government’s credibility problem.
Dylan O’Driscoll argues that the defeat of the Islamic State must be exploited to build a civic society in Iraq.
Marc Lynch discusses the Arab uprisings, how they might be viewed by historians, as well as the future of the Middle East.
Deen Sharp discusses the postwar reconstruction of Beirut, and says there was considerable room for improvement.
Jacqueline Parry discusses post-conflict reconciliation in Iraq, and the possible reemergence of an Iraqi nationalism.
Steven Heydemann discusses postwar reconstruction in Syria, and how it might affect the future of the Assad regime.
Sarah Yerkes examines the causes behind the ongoing protests in Tunisia, and advises less of a resort to force.
Carnegie’s Jarrett Blanc explains why the U.S. has no clear strategy toward Iran, and worries war may happen by accident.
Sinan Ülgen discusses Turkey’s options as it maneuvers in a complicated regional and international context.
Michele Dunne discusses the shifts in U.S. relations with Egypt and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Maha Yahya discusses the implications of the U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital.
Having contributed to the Assad regime’s survival, the party can now turn to other priorities.
Analyst Sergio Altuna Galán discusses Al-Qa‘eda’s rebranding, as well as the jihadi situation in Tunisia and Libya.
Nathan Brown discusses recent events in Saudi Arabia, and believes they may have a damaging effect.
Yezid Sayigh discusses the growing tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and its impact on Lebanon and Syria.
Yahia H. Zoubir discusses the situation in the Sahel, where weak states and illegal trafficking prevail.
Djallil Lounnas discusses developments in the jihadi environment of northern Africa.
Saad Andary of Lebanon’s Central Bank says its foreign currency reserves guarantee financial stability in the years ahead.
Economist Jad Chaaban talks about the challenges to Lebanon’s economy, but suggests that not all is bad.
Francis Fukuyama discusses the U.S. role in the Middle East and the future of ideology in the region.