The Syrian regime is allowing the religious domain to grow, but only within the patrimonial environment the state created.
The Houthis have continually exploited different identities to gain power. Will a political compromise hand them their next identity—as an official authority in Yemen?
Though the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran share ideological commonalities and points of political convergence, several impediments stand in the way of deeper ties between them.
Despite a hardened border, smugglers continue to find a way. Together, Algeria and Morocco need to de-incentivize smuggling and reduce corruption.
Iraq’s Sunni community is currently facing a crisis of authority and identity.
Tunisia’s UGTT has long been powerful, but its influence can endure only for as long as it remains united.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
The inversion of force and diplomacy after 9/11 left scars that would long endure—for the Middle East and America’s role in the world.
Protests have stopped President Abdelaziz Bouteflika from seeking another term, but it won’t change the military’s domination of the political system.
Why Arab satellite channels have not watched recent protests in the same way that they did in 2011.