The United States can play an important mediating role in conflicts, but it's only truly effective when the parties own their negotiations and engage with one another based on their own interests and motives.
A rights-based approach to Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking must be balanced with the national interests of the United States, as well as those of the parties themselves.
As border crossings reopen, Jordanian authorities might have to tolerate a degree of informal petty trade with Syria to revive Ramtha's economy and prevent social unrest.
Why was Bashar al-Assad so unprepared for the Syrian uprising, and has he learned anything since?
In an interview, Frederic Hof recalls how Bashar al-Assad undercut the party’s position on the Shebaa Farms.
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Arab uprisings, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom are organizing a conference to examine the past decade and in particular the mistakes that were made along the way.
The Iraqi-Syrian border continues to be geopolitically restless. Kurdish parties have taken advantage of central government weaknesses to increase their autonomy in these areas.
In a video for CEIP, Aaron David Miller outlines the key takeaways of Israel’s elections.
Elections may breathe some life into Palestinian governance, despite the fact there are those who oppose them.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.