The development of efficient and well trained Lebanese Armed Forces still represents one of the main priorities for achieving security and state sovereignty in Lebanon.
Moderate Islamist parties across the Arab world have the opportunity to present themselves as legitimate candidates for preventing the spread of fundamentalism, allowing for normalized relations with the West.
Preventing Yemen from becoming another al-Qaeda safe haven requires more than traditional security assistance from the United States.
The Obama administration’s recent efforts to reactivate the Palestinian-Israeli peace process depend heavily on the situation on the ground; if the situation remains difficult, it will be reflected in the success or failure of Obama’s efforts.
The emergence of Arab Sovereign Wealth Funds represents the movement of once peripheral players into the center of the political and economic system and is a shift in the global balance of power.
In response to the financial crisis, countries in the Middle East and North Africa have resorted to short-term survival tactics that lack coordination among monetary, fiscal, and social policies.
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon may set a precedent for international acts of terrorism to be incorporated into international humanitarian law as crimes against humanity.
As Algerian President Bouteflika moves into his third term, he is increasingly circumventing political institutions, such as parties or parliament, by using the distribution of rent to buy loyalty.
The ‘emergency plan’ enacted in Morocco to stave off the repercussions of the global crisis focused on selected segments of the manufacturing sector while failing to prevent a downward trend in the economic indicators.
The violence in Gaza results from a region divided by Arab official institutions, popular movements, and regimes more concerned with immediate tactics than long-term options, all exacerbated by an Israeli army engaged in the use of excess force.