Some of Russia’s war tactics in Ukraine mirror the strategies Moscow has employed in Syria. The international community should apply the lessons learned then to limit devastation and casualties now.
Women are underrepresented in Algeria's business sector. While the state has launched several initiatives to help, more needs to be done to combat misogynistic ideas about women's roles and the institutionalized discrimination to which they have given rise.
IMF proposals and Egyptian government initiatives offer an opportunity to bring the country's powerful military-owned companies under consolidated ownership and regulatory frameworks, mitigating their adverse impacts on economic output, public finances, and private sector development.
After a decade of civil war, Syria’s border with Turkey is divided. Yet long-term stability will require a peace agreement that treats the border as an indivisible whole.
In Iraq’s Eastern Basra region, regional conflicts and illicit activity have contributed to environmental decay, which in turn furthers instability. Unless these problems are addressed, there will be long-term consequences for Iraq and the Middle East.
Damascus and Amman began repairing relations last year. But after a decade of war, Syria will be a very different partner than it has been in the past.
It’s about managing oil prices, bread prices, and strategic partnerships.
Both events also could force Washington to rethink or revive its Middle East partnerships.
Hollowed out by corruption and mismanagement and buffeted by adverse economic conditions, authoritarian governments in the Middle East are struggling to deliver the socioeconomic benefits that once pacified their publics.
As Yemen’s conflict rages on, the main obstacle to achieving southern Yemenis’ political aspirations has become rivalries among southern political groups. Here’s where the rivalries come from and how they shape southern Yemen today.
The U.S. administration should adopt more cohesive policies in the region, otherwise U.S. actions may not bring greater stability, but the contrary.
After using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to crack down on opposition figures for more than a year, the Algerian authorities are intensifying repression against the last voices of dissent, hoping to put an end to the Hirak once and for all.
Egyptian military agencies and companies provide significant economic benefits, but both their achievements and their shortcomings point to the need to reconsider their business model and role in the civilian economy.
An addictive recourse to the same political class and governance scheme suggests Kuwait’s new government, like its predecessors, will prove unable to effectively confront the country’s many challenges.
The crisis in these marginalized border areas is likely to perpetuate social instability.
In Yemen, an already fractured education system has deteriorated further during the war. Yemeni and international actors alike should pursue these reforms to breathe new life into Yemen’s education sector.
Protesters in Sudan and external supporters of the country’s democratic transition should move beyond preserving the status quo to reset the balance between the civilian and military authorities.
By being silent about Algeria’s conflict during the 1990s, the country’s educational sector has missed an opportunity to create a basis for reconciliation.
Egypt’s and Turkey’s economic ties have survived the two countries’ political rift because a cutoff in relations would have harmed too many people on both sides.
As the country enters treacherous territory, it must prioritize measures that arrest economic and institutional collapse to avert a far worse crisis.