Despite the small but important military victory in Ramadi, Iraqi forces still face significant challenges fighting the Islamic State in Anbar and reining in Shia militias in Diyala and Basra.
The promise of Western military support and a shared opposition to Russia’s intervention are driving Syrian opposition forces to unite and—for many of them—move away from extremist rhetoric.
The Nidaa Tounes party’s internal divide and public rift are discrediting it with the Tunisian public.
Low global import prices give the new governor of Egypt’s Central Bank an opportunity to depreciate the value of the Egyptian pound and resolve Egypt’s foreign currency shortage.
Russia’s involvement in Syria is less about protecting natural gas interests and more about prosaic strategic interests.
Abadi’s reforms have been mischaracterized both in terms of their content and the reasons driving opposition to them.
The fighting in Benghazi has ravaged its infrastructure, including schools, leaving 50 percent of the city’s children unable to resume their education.
Amid domestic terror attacks, Saudi Arabia’s differentiated approach to Shia protesters and Sunni jihadis will likely lead to more home-grown violence.
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party successfully convinced a cross-section of voters that it was the only party able to maintain domestic security.
Amid the violence of the fight for Aleppo, local residents have come up with makeshift methods of survival and resistance.
By destroying rebel groups’ attempts at local governance, Russian military assistance is helping Assad present his government as the only viable force to rule Syria.
Despite initial optimism, Jordan’s draft election law does little to erase parties’ disadvantage against tribal candidates.
Smaller secular parties are missing out on the advantages of electoral alliances, driven by divisions over party domineering and finances.
What are the implications of ongoing violence and protests for Jerusalem, the Arab–Israeli conflict, and prospects for de-escalation?
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