Political developments in the Arab region have led to the strengthening of ethnic, religious, or racial identities at the expense of citizenship, and in some countries to armed confrontation. Is a state built on the principle of citizenship still possible?
This summer’s ‘You Stink’ demonstrations in Lebanon began as a response to the garbage crisis that was overwhelming the country.
Almost five years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring, countries across North Africa are experiencing different phases of political change.
A panel of international and regional energy experts discussed whether the Middle East and North Africa can be a major oil- and gas-producing (and consuming) region, while also committing to reducing carbon emissions.
The Kurdistan region of Iraq has been described by many as the “Other Iraq,” that is, a place that enjoys relative stability, security, economic development, and political pluralism. But is this assessment accurate?
The rise of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has prompted Iran and Russia to rethink their strategies in the region in order to protect their interests.
Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, is reeling under the effects of war and facing shortages of water, food, and medical supplies.
Arab militaries have been instrumental for the development of democracy in some countries, but have upheld dictatorial regimes in others.
The Peshmerga forces, divided between the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, must unify to increase its effectiveness in the coming years.
Five years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring, the uprisings have failed to fulfill the people’s aspirations for democracy, freedom, and social justice.