The seizure of the Iraqi city of Mosul is a moral and tactical victory for the militant group ISIS—and a wake-up call for Western and Arab countries.
In Egypt, “reconciliation” has become an unspeakable word. In international circles, the need for inclusion is all one hears.
Calls for dignity, freedom, and social justice in the Arab world have triggered fundamental questions about state–citizen relations and have dramatically transformed the landscape of civic activism.
The highly localized nature of the Syrian conflict means that its evolution and eventual resolution will elude the control of outsiders.
Amman is increasingly pursuing a policy of supporting neither the regime nor the opposition in Syria while quietly working to help resolve the conflict. It has few other options.
Lebanon struggles with a complex web of problems associated with the Syrian conflict, from an influx of refugees to sharp domestic political divisions.
Gulf states’ reasons for intervention in Syria are complex, and their policies are unpredictable and frequently contradictory.
Egypt is at a perilous juncture in a decades-long journey of change. Washington should focus on supporting the Egyptian people more than whoever is currently in power.
On June 3, the Syrian people cast their votes for a new president amidst an ongoing civil war. How will the election results impact the prospects for a political solution?
If Sisi manages to rebuild the Egyptian state, its citizens will be coping with—and debating—his project for many years to come.