The recent collapse of the coalition government in Lebanon and the anticipated announcement of indictments from the U.N. tribunal have caused political upheaval and could lead to a crisis that might engulf the country and the region.
If members of former Tunisian President Ben Ali’s regime attempt to use provisions in the country's constitution to retain power, dissatisfaction among opposition members and the Tunisian people could lead to further unrest.
While the departure of President Ben Ali does not necessarily signal a democratic transition, the international community can play a role in creating space for a genuine democracy to take root in Tunisia.
In the wake of increasing sectarian violence in Egypt, it is the responsibility of both the government and civil society to preserve diversity and tolerance and guarantee the political, legal, and religious rights of the nation’s Coptic population.
In the aftermath of the recent parliamentary elections, Egypt faces a legitimacy crisis for the ruling party, internal rifts within the opposition, and ongoing tension between the government and opposition.
While Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has succeeded in maintaining political power, the new government still faces significant challenges, including complex political alliances that could undermine much needed legislation.
As the Christian population in Middle Eastern countries dwindles, it will take concerted regional action and international attention to enable Christian-Muslim coexistence in the region.
The Comprehensive Peace Agreement marked the end of two decades of civil conflict in Sudan and was the culmination of peace negotiations to find a comprehensive, lasting solution to the conflict that had divided north and south Sudan.
At the beginning of the second decade of the twentieth century, the Arab world faces a number of significant political, economic, cultural, and social challenges that must be overcome.
The economic and social conditions of Egypt’s youth require the government to take concrete actions to reform the education, labor, and credit markets.