The executive branch’s persistent efforts to discourage and punish independent judges have left the judiciary weak and coopted.
Prospects for an independent Kurdish state are hampered by security challenges, internal competition, and insufficient international support.
Heightened tensions in Tripoli are prompting new measures meant to allay Sunni concerns, but these will not work unless the root causes of discontent are addressed.
With the exception of the Islamists, Morocco’s political parties have failed to take advantage of the post-2011 openings in political space.
As long as Sisi remains heavily dependent on the military and other state institutions, he can neither push too hard against their interests nor count on them to always back his policies.
Egypt’s new parliamentary elections law will empower old networks.
Fundamental flaws in the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal, including disputes over security cooperation with Israel, may lead to the fall of the unity government.
Judging by recent student council elections in the West Bank, Fatah can expect a narrow lead in the upcoming national elections, as long as voter turnout doesn’t increase, which would play in Hamas’s ...
Despite skepticism, Gazans are hopeful about the prospects of unity between Hamas and Fatah.
The need to improve internal Lebanese security may not be enough to encourage MPs to agree upon a consensus candidate for the presidency.