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.
The fighting in Benghazi has ravaged its infrastructure, including schools, leaving 50 percent of the city’s children unable to resume their education.
Smaller secular parties are missing out on the advantages of electoral alliances, driven by divisions over party domineering and finances.
Saudi Arabia’s focus on Iranian containment is pushing it to seek Egypt’s military help in Yemen.
A presidential proposal to review corruption cases outside Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission will obstruct the body’s ability to implement transitional justice.
Parliamentary elections are expected before the end of 2015, but recent legal amendments risk future dissolution of the parliament.
African migrants making their way to Europe are caught in Libya in a humanitarian crisis of insufficient aid and worsening detention conditions.
Strong shared institutions unite Egypt’s Armenians and preserve the shrinking minority’s identity.
Egypt under President Sisi is more autocratic and repressive than at any other point in the country’s history.
Tunisia’s new counterterrorism law infringes on civil liberties and does not provide a framework to prevent violent extremism.
Amid rising terror threats, meaningful security sector reform risks being delayed indefinitely.
Egypt’s electoral system, which favors individual candidates and parties designed to increase Sisi's populist appeal, will sideline pro-democracy parties.
A disillusioned faction within Nidaa Tounes is drawing on distrust of leftist and conservative leadership to seek more influence in the party.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s current leadership is neither able nor willing to find political alternatives to what the young propose: “smart violence.”
Nizar Manek and Jeremy Hodge discuss their investigation into the scope and set up of Egypt’s special funds.
Contentious politics in a strong, empowered parliament could help Tunisia prevent the consolidation of political power in the executive branch.
Local and international interest in the trials of Qaddafi-era figures has waned amid ongoing issues regarding transparency, access, and legal representation.
The Brotherhood’s youth wing is pushing the group toward confrontation with the Egyptian state.
The Bouteflika regime hopes recent cabinet reshuffles will distract Algerians from fundamental political and economic issues.
In the absence of open dialogue on the Western Sahara issue, the United Nations is pursuing a middle-of-the-road approach to accommodate the demands of both Morocco and the Polisario.