By impeding research, Egypt curtails knowledge that can help resolve crises, especially in border areas.
Ten years after its protests sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia remains the lone country in the Middle East to have effectively changed its system of governance. Yet many Tunisians have mixed feelings about how much progress their country has made.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Two military generals and the brother of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika have been acquitted by a military court.
Despite the Hirak’s few tangible successes, one thing remains sure: there is before and after February 22, 2019.
In an interview, Sherif Mohyeldeen discusses the challenges of healthcare in Egypt’s border areas.
The appointment of another Algerian at the head of the organization is a tactical mistake for AQIM.
Under the presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, civil-military relations remain imbalanced: but paradoxically, the overwhelming role of the military, also as economic player, combines with the subtle narrowing of the military as cohesive entity.
Rising tensions between Morocco and the Polisario Front come at the worst time for parties to the Western Sahara conflict.
Pouring money into health infrastructure will have little effect if qualified doctors have few incentives to stay.