A lasting solution to insecurity on the Tunisia-Libya border will require a broad socioeconomic approach that includes pursuing alternative development opportunities and tackling corruption.
The Trump administration’s plan for an “Arab NATO,” aimed at countering Iran’s influence, poses serious risks for the region.
With his succession looming, the Palestinian president must put his house in order.
The Founding Fathers carefully constructed a system of checks and balances on decisions over war and peace, which has broken down in recent years. The biggest foreign policy choice of all, whether to go to war, now lies with one person.
Uprisings from Tunis to Cairo promised to end autocracies and bring democratic reforms. Those early hopes for a fundamental shift in Middle Eastern politics appear to have been misplaced.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Politics in Libya have become hyperlocalized; the absence of a unifying power that can extend control over territory has been a theme ever since the 2011 revolution.
Khalif Abdirahman discusses the ties between Yemen and Somalia, at a time of crisis in the two countries.
Edward Thomas discusses the ties between Sudan and South Sudan in the midst of the South Sudanese civil war.
By releasing military aid before Egypt fully meets the United States’ conditions, the Trump administration is inviting the Egyptian government to backslide.
The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.