Morocco’s two major parties are building superficially conflicting narratives to emphasize their differences to voters despite general consensus on most issues.
A series of leaks and scandals are dominating the media’s coverage of political rivalries ahead of Morocco’s parliamentary elections.
Egypt’s government is trying to bring independent labor organizations under the state syndicate’s control, threatening one of the few remaining independent civil society actors.
Jordan’s weakened Islamists are building alliances with tribal candidates to boost votes in the upcoming elections.
Despite Morocco’s apparent success in cutting energy subsidies, the government is likely to face difficulties doing the same with staple goods.
What Saudi Arabia has accomplished in Yemen remains unclear, and what it is likely to accomplish is still uncertain. Four experts weigh in on Riyadh’s goals in Yemen.
Recent changes to Saudi religious institutions are not a sign of wider reform but an indication of the struggle to redefine Saudi Arabia’s religious character.
Turkey’s shift away from the West since the July 15 coup attempt is a deliberate tactic to strengthen the government’s domestic support base and pursue a more aggressive regional role.
President Hassan Rouhani’s mixed record heading into the last year of his current term may alienate supporters and create an opening for opponents to challenge him in the 2017 elections.
Turkey’s failed coup attempt suggests the military’s political role has reached a nadir, but politicization of the institution continues.
This year’s unprecedented Jerusalem pride parade was a political movement uniting diverse minority groups against violence rather than a celebration of selective freedoms.