Mélisande Genat discusses the fluid identities in Sinjar, where even the Islamic State’s presence did not greatly alter ties.
Internet shutdowns are not new, but they have become increasingly popular instruments among dictators and autocrats who want to control their citizenry and preempt political threats.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Carnegie’s Ahmed Nagi discusses his recent trip to Yemen and shares his impressions of the Houthis’ expansion.
Turkish, U.S., and European maneuvers continue around northern Syria, where the fighting has escalated.
U.S. acquiescence to Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank could make Washington’s peace efforts irrelevant.
Haizam Amirah-Fernández discusses the ongoing protests in Algeria and their broader regional context.
The armed forces have been a central political player and the real locus of power in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, and Sudan for the past 60 years.
Amel Belaid discusses the role that economic conditions have played in the Algerian protests.
Ali Vaez discusses Iran’s dwindling options as tensions flare with the United States.