Though members of Algerian militias have been demobilized or integrated into state institutions, there is grumbling.
Rabat has heightened its support for Sahel countries, hoping to make gains on a number of levels.
Egypt’s revised law on nongovernmental organizations promises to be as draconian as before.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
An arcane dispute between Egypt’s president and Al-Azhar is really about moral leadership in society.
The growth of counterterrorism allies and quietists is one result of the political trends throughout North Africa since the Arab uprisings.
For Tunisians, the revolution was not about democracy. It was first and foremost about improving their daily lives. And, in this case, the government is failing to deliver.
There’s an un-American way to make the pink wave permanent.
Over the years, Libya’s leaders have met, led by earnest Western ministers and heads of state. But beyond this, these meetings produce no breakthrough agreements.
Egypt’s new administrative capital, currently under construction—and tentatively named Wedian, which means “desert valleys”— represents concretely where President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been trying to take his country during his five years of authoritarian rule.