The integration of women in Arab armies has been inconsistent, slow, and socially and politically problematic. Nevertheless, this situation is gradually changing.
The Iraqi-Syrian border near Qaim and Bukamal has become a magnet for conflict, as Iraqi and Syrian state actors compete with Iranian-backed nonstate militias for influence and power.
Division and self-interest have largely derailed efforts to restore legitimate governance in Yemen.
In Yemen, many new and traditional security providers operate and compete at the local level. Changes in security governance result in quick political fragmentation and reordering of security relations.
The Egyptian military’s takeover in 2013 transformed its role in the national economy, turning it into an autonomous actor that can reshape markets and influence government policy setting and investment strategies.
In a period of unpredictable change, Lebanon’s armed forces are indispensable to internal stability.
A Yemeni scholar visited the city of Marib and found that, against all odds, people are using their resilience and ingenuity to survive the devastation of war.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa
From Egypt to America, a military enmeshed in politics is bad for stability and democracy.
Algeria’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has been dismissing high-profile security officials at an unprecedented rate without any public explanation from Bouteflika or his inner circle.