After a turbulent and highly polarizing year, Tunisia’s passage of an election law on May 2 and the consequent upcoming elections give reason for optimism about the country’s transition.
Washington hopes to foster a new and improved relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia, but that may be a distant dream. Enmity between the two rivals runs deep.
Since the removal of the Mubarak regime in 2011, the United States has struggled to develop a coherent policy of engagement that can protect American interests while winning trust among Egyptians and their leaders.
The three years since 2011 have witnessed enormous changes in activism across the Arab world, but the full story of the Arab Spring has yet to be written.
The crisis in Syria—a regional and international conflict—is leading the country toward a failed state scenario where diplomacy or military intervention is no longer possible.
A schism in the ranks of Kuwaiti Salafists has had far-reaching—and sometimes violent—consequences in Syria and Lebanon.
The rising Sunni-Shiite divide in the Arab world is a prime example of how the demons of sectarianism can be roused by opportunistic leaders. But a stronger sense of national identity can eventually lay them to rest.
Tripoli has become the focal point for much of the conflict in Lebanon, with potentially significant implications for Lebanon and the region.
A look at both the fine print and the general spirit of the July 3 road map reveals that parts of the road map have been fulfilled, but other important parts have been forgotten, ignored, or violated.
Libya must undertake large-scale institutional reforms in order to resolve its security crisis, and U.S. assistance to Libya is vital as the country grapples with continued violence and instability.