To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Arab uprisings, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom are organizing a conference to examine the past decade and in particular the mistakes that were made along the way.
Over time, the Kuwait-Saudi border has developed a unique, flexible approach of firm physical boundaries but open economic boundaries. This approach allows both countries to resolve border disputes, such as an oil-related dispute from 2009 to 2019, but more investment could further strengthen Kuwait-Saudi ties.
The Iraqi-Syrian border continues to be geopolitically restless. Kurdish parties have taken advantage of central government weaknesses to increase their autonomy in these areas.
Elections may breathe some life into Palestinian governance, despite the fact there are those who oppose them.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.
Lebanon and Syria are using the fate of Syrian refugees to advance their economic and political agendas.
Kuwait and Iraq have worked hard to rebuild bilateral ties. Resolving their maritime dispute as part of larger discussions could provide a model of diplomacy.
Authoritarian military politics in North Africa will be shaped by relations between the military and the head of state, dynamics within the coercive sector, marginalization of the private sector, and the ability of state actors to leverage foreign support.
In an interview, Hamza Meddeb discusses the 2020 protests in the impoverished Tunisian region of Tataouine.
Challenges to governance across the Arab region are likely to exacerbate in light of the strain produced by the COVID-19 crisis.