Egypt’s and Turkey’s economic ties have survived the two countries’ political rift because a cutoff in relations would have harmed too many people on both sides.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.
Iraq’s parliamentary elections show a shift in the balance of power in favor of Moqtada al-Sadr and Nouri al-Maliki.
Saudi Arabia’s refusal to deal with Lebanon represents a political opportunity cost in its rivalry with Iran.
In an interview, author James Hanning discusses his new book on the spy Kim Philby’s years in Beirut.
Jordan has started to take a leading role in ending Syria’s isolation, after years of pursuing a contrary policy.
In an interview, Kheder Khaddour discusses the likely outcomes in Syria’s northwest, where Russian and Turkish aims clash.
Regional and international actors are accumulating cards to engage in a new Middle Eastern power game.
In an interview, Armenak Tokmajyan examines the regional implications of developments in southern Syria.
In an interview, Hamza Meddeb discusses Tunisian President Qaïs Saied’s further consolidation of power.