The Arab states are at a tipping point. Some have already gone past it, while others must make hard choices if they are to avoid it.
The Sisi government’s policies of repression and exclusion are alienating Egypt’s restive population and threatening to push Egyptians into the arms of extremist groups.
The battle that pitted the Lebanese Armed Forces against Islamist extremist groups led by the Islamic State (ISIS) in the border town of Arsal in early August 2014 has exposed a web of intertwined problems in Lebanon.
Hizbullah uses its image, language, and its charismatic leader, Hassan Nasrallah, to legitimize its political aims and ideology and appeal to different target groups.
The specter of terrorism in Tunisia may force a postponement of planned parliamentary and presidential elections and derail the country's political transition – the Arab Spring’s only apparent success story.
A long-term U.S. strategy toward the Middle East must embrace not just momentarily stabilizing choices but those that will promote changes that make stability more durable.
Financial restructuring in Egypt has become a matter of urgency which can no longer be postponed.
Despite its attempts to remain untouched by regional turmoil, Lebanon is deeply entangled—and will continue to be as long as Hezbollah is outside of official control.
Egypt’s harsh stand toward Hamas in the latest conflict in Gaza is not merely due to the severe deterioration in relations since the overthrow of the Morsi government. The cash-strapped Sisi government shares long-held concerns in Cairo that it, instead of Israel, risks becoming responsible for relieving the stifling siege.
Thousands of people are fleeing Lebanon’s eastern border town of Arsal, as the Lebanese army and rebels from Syria clash.