A discussion on what’s driving the spread of Sunni-Shi’a identity politics in today’s Middle East and how sectarianism is contributing to the region’s instability and conflicts.
Egypt temporarily lifted its state of emergency this month, but while this may have seemed to be a victory for the people it was actually a triumph for the security state.
An Ethiopian dam may sharply reduce the Nile’s flow, leaving Egypt high and dry.
The recent Hamas-Fatah reconciliation may reflect shifting dynamics in negotiations on Gaza, both regionally and internationally.
Egypt and Palestinian parties have strong tactical reasons to make the reconciliation deal work.
The Egyptian regime’s attempt to expand the presidential term to six years is another move to consolidate the power of the presidency.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
The critical links between governance, prosperity, and security, while apparent, are too often forgotten.
Governments are increasingly taking steps to shrink civil space and restrict the operations of civil society organizations. Both local operators and international actors must consider a response.
The U.S. withdrawal of aid to Egypt points to a fascinating dichotomy in the Trump administration.