The coronavirus pandemic is changing perspectives on governance and how armed forces interact with society, but nowhere is this more salient than in the Arab world.
Egyptian and Turkish military businesses have used their institutional privileges to dominate their respective economies, but they have key differences. Turkey’s military businesses are centrally managed while Egypt’s use multiple complex conglomerates.
Faced with no shortage of domestic challenges, Erdogan is expanding Turkey’s role in the Eastern Mediterranean—and antagonizing Europe in turn.
The armies’ responses to the protests in Arab countries, in 2011 and 2019, towards their respective regimes varied from one country to another.
The Makhlouf affair may accelerate a generalized collapse of Syria’s economy and effective control over the country.
In an interview, Alison Pargeter discusses the calculations of Libya’s tribes and their impact on the struggle for power.
In Syria, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are collaborating and competing at the same time.
Divisions dating to the June 2017 split among Gulf Cooperation Council states have shaped the region’s contrasting approaches to political messaging and public health in a time of observance.
If Benjamin Netanyahu kills the idea of a Palestinian state, Jordan should reevaluate its relations with Israel.
Palestinian grassroots organizations are leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Many factors will weigh on this new activism’s longevity.