As the Lebanese lock down, Beirut is being forced to realise how unsustainable its political and economic choices have been.
For Nigeria’s corrupt political elites, Dubai is the perfect place to stash their ill-gotten gains and enjoy luxury real estate worth millions. But unless authorities stop turning a blind eye, the long-term costs to Nigeria's economy and Dubai's reputation could be high.
The escalation and spillover of Libya's conflict has posed mounting security challenges for Tunisia and exposed shortfalls in the country's defense transformation, in the areas of capability gaps, interagency coordination, intelligence sharing, strategic planning, and in the military's relationship with foreign security patrons.
Extreme inequality underlies recent protests throughout the Middle East. Without drastic structural reforms, a larger storm is brewing in the region.
Shaykh al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyib criticized the state of Arabs and Muslims worldwide–including, one presumes, its rulers.
A newly formed government offers South Sudan’s best chance for peace in years, but it must contend with endemic corruption and a severe humanitarian crisis.
Whatever Israel and the Palestinians need to succeed in making peace, what they don’t need is a framework that may well have hung a closed-for-the-season sign both on a viable peace process and Washington’s credibility as a fair and effective broker.
Mubarak’s presidency left a complex legacy in Egypt, but public sentiment has warmed in the years since he was deposed during the Arab Spring.
The new Lebanese government must deal with the gargantuan task of an economic meltdown of historic proportions.
A Yemeni scholar shares glimpses of his journey through remote eastern Yemen, where the war-torn country’s wealthy neighbors are jostling for influence.
Tunisia’s interior regions have been a wellspring for social protests. Without deep economic restructuring, populists could pose an even graver threat to the country’s nascent democracy.
The U.S. secretary of state will arrive in Saudi Arabia on February 19. Can he and Saudi leaders rekindle the spark in the two countries’ long-standing relationship?
The last time Libya’s war had the world’s full attention, it was being fought mainly by Libyans.
While Jared Kushner was researching his plan for peace in the Middle East, he consulted one of Carnegie’s senior fellows, among others.
The United States, Russia, and Iran have chosen markedly different approaches to security assistance in the Middle East, with dramatic implications for statebuilding and stability.
Despite flagging oil revenues and the introduction of conscription in the Gulf, the use of foreign contract soldiers, sometimes called mercenaries, is here to stay.
Animated by an extreme pro-Israeli bias and frustration with the Palestinians, the administration has now changed the game and fundamentally altered the U.S. approach of the past three administrations by aligning its view with Israel’s on the country’s final borders.
Washington’s apparent aim is to facilitate Israel’s desire to take the maximum amount of Palestinian land with the least number of Palestinians.
Today’s Turkey is more nationalist and more inclined to assert its political and military power than in recent years. To deal with Ankara, NATO and the EU must be firm, resolute, and yet cooperative.
Without an understanding of what was lost and how it happened—and why the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran played such a crucial role in this unraveling—a better future for the Middle East will remain elusive, and the world’s understanding of the region will remain incomplete.