After having made some gains for several years starting in the mid-2000s, Egypt’s labor movement has come under severe restrictions since the reimposition of military-led authoritarianism in mid-2013.
The world powers agree that the Islamic State must be defeated, even though they disagree on how to do it. In spite of Washington’s anger with Russian activism in Syria, a degree of coordination is advisable.
Although Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has dismissed several top generals, the state's security apparatus remains unshaken.
Despite recent diplomatic efforts to end the Syrian conflict, the Assad regime continues to be buttressed by its Russian and Iranian allies.
The killing of several Mexican tourists has raised questions about the military aid Egypt receives from the United States.
To the Kremlin, Assad is not the source of the problem in Syria—he is actually the way to solve it.
European governments are reacting differently to the refugee crisis. An agreement among European member states is a necessary step in facing the emergency.
A combination of pressure and diplomacy may allow the United States to help bring an end to the war in Syria.
The fact that the Kremlin has stepped up its military assistance to Syria demonstrates that Moscow has no intention of withdrawing its support from Assad.
U.S. and Turkish relations continue to be tested by both the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State and the Kurdish question.