After Lebanon’s civil war ended in 1990, it began rapidly expanding the public debt. This debt has exacerbated widening socioeconomic inequalities, now threatening the country’s stability.
In the absence of well-organised political forces, it has been easy for the army to put itself in the driver’s seat.
The Islamist political party Ennahda has decided to focus on politics over preaching. This shift has forced it to rebuild its legitimacy on argument rather than religion.
In the aftermath of Syria's civil war, Bashar al-Assad's regime has deepened its neoliberal economic approach. This is heightening the inequality that led to war in the first place.
Tunisia’s first democratically elected president died on July 25. His death has squeezed even tighter what was already a narrow window for the election campaign, with far-reaching consequences.
The Promoting Security and Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act of 2019 amends ATCA by allowing the PA to accept security assistance without triggering jurisdiction for terrorism-related claims.
Algeria’s military will probably continue its direct and open involvement in politics, despite protests.
After 25 weeks of protests and a deep political impasse, it is now clear that the post-Bouteflika period is going to be bumpy. However, it is hard to forecast events in Algeria.
There are a number of questions that should be asked about what assumptions lie behind questions asked of visibly Muslim westerners–not only in public life, but more generally in society, too.
A Yemeni scholar visited the city of Marib and found that, against all odds, people are using their resilience and ingenuity to survive the devastation of war.
Tunisia faces its first transition of power since Beji Caid Essebsi became the first democratically elected president. Carnegie Fellow Sarah Yerkes explains what the recent death of President Essebsi means for the future of Tunisia.
For more than four months now, protesters in Algeria have been urging a clean-up of the country's politics and a new constitution.
With diplomacy failing and a battlefield stalemate in Libya, the United States must act to protect Libyan civilians from humanitarian disaster.
The disparate militias on the Tripoli front line are only nominally loyal to the weak central government, though it’s paying some of them well to fight. If and when Haftar is defeated, a new contest for power could erupt among the victors.
As protesters continue to call for civilian rule, the army has a number of options available, from withdrawing from politics to cracking down.
At a workshop in Bahrain last week, Jared Kushner gave a slick presentation of the economic portion of the White House’s new peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians. But beneath the glossy packaging were the same failed ideas.
By leading a new diplomatic effort to end the conflict and begin reconstruction, Trump could both extricate the U.S. from the conflict and help stabilize the region.
Riyadh has far more to lose than Washington from escalation with Tehran. A policy of incremental Saudi engagement offers the kingdom a way out of the crisis.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost the Istanbul mayoral election again. But when he meets with world leaders in Osaka, Erdogan will have even bigger challenges.
The messages Trump is sending make negotiations with Tehran less and less likely and increase the chance of another ruinous war of choice in the Middle East.