Upcoming elections in Bahrain are likely to prompt more opposition protests, rather than providing a means of channeling and containing opposition activity.
Ennahda’s failure to address Tunisia’s socio-economic challenges led to its electoral defeat, which may accelerate the movement’s split into a religious and political wing.
Although a unity government between Nidaa Tounes and Ennahda would widen their internal divisions, for each party it is the best option.
Although the Houthis are well-poised to acquire new territories and increase their influence within Yemen, neither development will bring about peace or prosperity for the country.
Talk of Tunisia’s elections has focused on parties and individuals, not issues, leaving many citizens unsure for whom to vote.
Hamas’s small tactical gains are unlikely to translate any short-term popularity boost into long-term political capital.
Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh is seeking to take advantage of the Houthi conflict to reestablish his influence and pave the way for his son to take power.
Airstrikes against ISIS will provide the Syrian opposition an opportunity to work alongside countries that long doubted its ability to rule a post-Assad Syria.
With the exception of the Islamists, Morocco’s political parties have failed to take advantage of the post-2011 openings in political space.
Egypt’s new parliamentary elections law will empower old networks.