While countries worldwide have announced lockdowns to block the coronavirus, North African governments are using the opportunity to further quell freedom of expression and advance their agendas. Will civil society stand their ground?
To contain the coronavirus, Arab governments are mobilizing official Islamic institutions. The most pressing goal is to shut down sites of potential contagion as Ramadan approaches.
The proposal to list military businesses on the Egyptian Stock Exchange may founder due to issues of transparency, profitability, unfair competition, and legal ambiguity.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Egypt’s religious institutions are taking serious, but also uncertain, steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. government should seek the immediate release of American citizens and permanent residents wrongfully detained in Egypt, who are now in imminent danger due to COVID-19.
Shaykh al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyib criticized the state of Arabs and Muslims worldwide–including, one presumes, its rulers.
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.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.
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.