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.
By integrating pro-regime armed groups into state structures, the Assad regime has created a hybrid military order.
The hybridization of security governance in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen leaves them with forms of sovereignty that are both constrained and constantly contested.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb lost its Kabylia stronghold through its multiple mistakes.
The Sahel is a source of high instability for the Maghreb and by extension for Europe.
The liberation of the town of Rawa promises the end of a particularly dangerous phase in the history of Iraq. But what the country faces next is a far more complex and potentially fateful struggle.
Egypt temporarily lifted its state of emergency this month, but while this may have seemed to be a victory for the people it was actually a triumph for the security state.
Syria’s coming battles will determine the final relationship between the central government in Damascus and the Syrian Kurds, even when this is not their immediate or sole purpose.
How the U.S. responds to North Korea will be watched closely by its allies in the Middle East.
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