With revolutionary change sweeping through the Middle East and North Africa and violence erupting in Libya, U.S. policy toward the region is quickly evolving.
As protesters throughout the region challenge their authoritarian leaders, Iraqis are also standing up and demanding more accountability from their government and an end to the corrupt practices of their politicians.
In the wake of Mubarak's fall, Egypt remains in the early stages of a transition that could ultimately lead to real democracy. Significant challenges lie ahead and must be met before instituting a democracy based on good governance and socio-economic reforms.
As cries for change gain momentum across the region, what is the future of the Saudi state? Will the House of Saud make serious efforts at reform?
The unrest spreading throughout the Arab world will have significant economic implications for the region.
As the Arab world is being engulfed by mass outrage and popular unrest spurred by long-term economic and political frustration, it remains unclear what long-term effects the unrest will have on the region.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down, handing authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. What can be expected from the country’s new military rulers and what does this signal for the rest of the Arab world?
The unemployment rate in the Arab region is one of the highest in the world and Arab governments need to institute political and socioeconomic reforms in order to counter the negative effects of youth unemployment in their countries.
As protests in Egypt escalate into a full-fledged uprising that threatens to unravel Egypt's existing political order, President Mubarak's announcement that he will not run for president again in September does not seem to be enough to appease the protesters and end the protests.
Protests in Tunisia that pushed President Ben Ali to flee the country have sparked mass protests in the region, spreading to Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen. The protests in Egypt are growing and unlike anything seen in decades. Will Tunisia remain an isolated case or the beginning of a wave of change?