Due to divisions within Iraq’s Shia establishment, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is losing the allies he would need to achieve re-election in 2014.
Egyptians’ growing distrust of the judiciary highlights the need for a detailed, efficient, and independent transitional justice system.
Hamas is losing popularity and support among the Palestinian population and its key regional allies. How will that shape the group’s future?
The ongoing conflict in Saada exposes the divides in Yemeni politics, which are likely to obstruct the National Dialogue Conference and country’s political transition.
Left with a tattered economy after nearly three years of war, an effective economic recovery plan should be a cornerstone of Syria’s reconciliation.
Syria’s Kurdish parties have an unprecedented opportunity to establish political autonomy, but internal rivalries and the dividing influence of regional patrons could stand in the way.
An effective impeachment law could give Egyptians an alternative to popular revolts or military intervention in ousting a president who places himself above the law.
Although Libya has striven to build a democratic state, gradual erosion of a commitment to inclusion—particularly of women—undermines the new government’s potential legitimacy.
Kuwait’s one man, one vote law, though the cause of previous unrest, has fractured the opposition and empowered independents.
Yemen’s National Dialogue continues to be undermined by separatist movements, yet it has no alternative but to succeed. If not, war is sure to follow.