As world powers struggle to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, countries across the Middle East are mulling over this pandemic's impact on the regional power balance and foreign policy.
In her new book, Emmy-winning journalist and New York Times bestseller Kim Ghattas examines the unraveling of the modern Middle East and why it started with the pivotal year of 1979.
With well over 870,000 confirmed infections and 40,000 deaths worldwide, COVID-19, the disease caused by the fast-spreading new coronavirus, has caused global havoc.
Since the mass protests in October and the ensuing resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s economic and fiscal crisis has accelerated, with the World Bank forecasting a recession.
The report dissects Egypt’s military-led economic model and offers thoughts on how external actors can engage with the country’s formal and informal networks.
During the past few weeks, Syria has witnessed major political and military developments. The political process has seen the creation of a long-awaited constitutional committee, following an Iranian-Turkish-Russian summit.
Yemen’s devastating conflict has entered its fifth year, with all sides exhausted by the enormous material and human costs incurred.
The armed forces have been a central political player and the real locus of power in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, and Sudan for the past 60 years.
In February 2019, millions of Algerians began protesting against a fifth term of their ailing 82-year-old then-president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Through its updated MENA strategy, the World Bank Group aims to pursue a two-pronged approach to promote peace and stability through economic and social inclusion.