Tensions persist between Tunisia and its former ally the UAE, but Tunisia hopes renewed ties could balance out its current dependence on Qatar.
Saudi Arabia’s plans of privatizing the economy to overcome oil dependence hinge on opening up its political sphere.
Hezbollah and Russia have enjoyed close cooperation in Syria, but their military successes could undermine Hezbollah’s hopes of playing a major role in the country post-conflict.
While Jordan offers comparatively favorable labor laws for the region, many migrant workers remain legally and economically vulnerable.
As the self-proclaimed Islamic State retreats further north in Iraq, they have left behind a wake of damage and destruction and a population facing hunger and the cold Iraqi winter.
Tangier’s economic dynamism of the past years risks being damaged by a lack of devolution of powers at the local level.
Algeria’s youth are increasingly turning to social entrepreneurship to find creative solutions to persistent unemployment and an austerity economy.
Russia’s support for Khalifa Haftar in the name of countering terrorism could instead escalate Libya’s conflict and undermine the UN-sponsored political process.
Kuwait’s opposition could complicate the government’s plans to ensure financial sustainability and maintain political stability.
The flow of migrants to Europe has increased dramatically over the past year even as their trips become more dangerous.
The impending fall of rebel-held eastern Aleppo is a sign of the Syrian government’s success in using siege tactics that cut residents off from much-needed commodities like fuel.