A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
As the tenth anniversary of the first uprising of the Arab Spring approaches, massive and sustained popular uprisings in Sudan, Algeria, Iraq, and Lebanon have shown that the Arab world is far from finished with the question of democracy.
In an interview, Jalel Harchaoui discusses the regional repercussions of the proxy war in North Africa.
Qaboos seemed an anachronism in his final years on the throne, a temperate leader in an intemperate Middle East. His passing has huge consequences for the fate of his temperate model, with all its imperfections.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.
As the news of the killing of Qassem Suleimani sunk in, the differences between how it was covered in the West and the reaction in the wider Arab world became clear.
Saudi Arabia’s reaction to the operation that obliterated Iran’s Major General Qassem Solaimani has been reserved. Riyadh is right: it is not all good news for the kingdom.
After decades of dictatorship, Sudan’s unlikely transition to democracy may finally be happening. How did the battle-scarred country reach this point, and what might derail the delicate transition?
Lebanon’s Sa‘d al-Hariri is facing a growing credibility problem that may prove to be fatal politically.
Will the next decade in the struggle for Palestinian national aspirations be one distinguished by the triumph of international law?