Palestine’s new nonmember status at the UN opens up opportunities for negotiations—but also carries its own significant risks of igniting violence.
Renewed calls for a majority government in Iraq are gaining momentum, but will this vision ever see the light of day?
What are the origins of the country’s sectarian divisions—and why are they coming into play?
As tensions rise between Baghdad and Najaf, Tehran is welcoming al-Maliki with open arms.
Ilhan Tanir writes firsthand on the efforts of Syrian towns to self-govern after driving out regime forces.
Emerging segments of the Jordanian opposition are becoming more vocal and boldly demanding change.
The fight over freedom of expression in Lebanon is escalating over domestic film & theater.
As the standoff over Jordan’s new electoral law continues, what is at stake?
Would focusing on transition (not regime change) bring the Russians back to the table over Syria?
In the midst of the Arab uprisings, strategic nonviolence is gaining powerful momentum in Palestine—and the loose coalition of actors advocating civil resistance is growing.
How has al-Maliki deflected the increasing challenges against his rule? And why are his opponents having so much trouble in their campaign to unseat him?
With a year left before the next parliamentary elections, electoral reform is once again center-stage in Lebanon. With only two weeks until the deadline for amending the electoral law, what will come of the latest proposal to switch to proportional representation?
The struggle for power within the Arab media is ongoing, with a generation gap that is widening by the day.
Has al-Maliki miscalculated in his rapprochement with Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq?
What does the Turkish experience actually represent for the Arab Middle East—and can it really be emulated?
As parliament reconvenes in Iraq, legislators should push for economic decentralization to address the main tensions in Iraq.
Donors should reevaluate how best to encourage entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa.
Reformists tout the “Turkish model” as an example for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. But the countries’ different neoliberal trajectories suggest that Egypt’s Islamist parties have a much more difficult road ahead.
Iraqi Kurdistan’s draft oil and gas revenue law sets a new standard for transparency and accountability in oil management in the region.
Does Lebanon’s funding of the UN Special Tribunal reveal a weakening in the March 8 Alliance?