The Lebanese parliament has failed to find a successor to outgoing Lebanese President Michel Suleiman. This can only result in further political and social polarization.
Across the Arab world, states are emerging scarred by conflicts and revolutions. These states are often in dire need of national reconciliation efforts.
Thousands have flooded the voting booths for the Syrian presidential elections in places like Lebanon and Jordan.
Libya is facing the worst violence since its 2011 revolution, thrusting the country into a new phase of its troubled transition and posing new challenges for the United States.
By making a number of key strategic mistakes in the Syrian conflict, Assad has planted the seed for his own demise.
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.