Universal human rights can provide a framework through which the indivisibility of social, economic, political, and cultural rights may be argued and the struggle for these rights may take place.
The civil-military relationship has proven central to the politics of many Arab countries, both those that underwent transition in 2011 and those that did not.
The Ebola epidemic, ISIS’s ascent, and Vladimir Putin’s belligerence may be three of the most disruptive developments of 2014, but in 2015 they could all lose their potency.
Saudi Arabia has institutionalized sectarianism in virtually every aspect of political, social, and economic life.
The Middle East Studies Association insists that whatever one’s opinion of the campaign to boycott Israeli academic institutions, the principles of academic freedom protect the right of faculty to advocate for, as well as against, such boycotts.
Dissatisfied with Washington, Riyadh has undertaken an activist strategy for restoring regional order—but its forceful interventions abroad mask a deep domestic malaise.
Almost four years later, the opportunity for political transition in the Middle East and North Africa seems to have narrowed.
While recognizing a Palestinian state could play a modest role in unblocking peace negotiations, it can only offer a partial solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
As Tunisia prepares to enter a new phase in its process of democratization, two key challenges face the country’s government: the economy and security.
The tactics of decay and infiltration, used by the Algerian authorities when confronted with the Armed Islamic Group in the 1990s, could prove useful in countering the Islamic State’s threat in Syria and Iraq.