Egypt’s government is trying to bring independent labor organizations under the state syndicate’s control, threatening one of the few remaining independent civil society actors.
Despite Morocco’s apparent success in cutting energy subsidies, the government is likely to face difficulties doing the same with staple goods.
Grand projects, though moving quickly, are doing nothing to address the underlying structural problems plaguing Egypt’s economy.
The only formal political opposition groups left in Egypt are continuing to play the regime’s game and, predictably, losing.
Sada launches its first eBook, a collection of essays that explores the region’s deep political changes since the Arab uprisings.
Libyans and their international partners can unite against the Islamic State, but external political and military engineering is undermining the prerequisite nation building.
Corruption has continued to fester in post-uprising Tunisia, but new leaks from the Panama Papers may spur real reform.
The relationship between the Egyptian regime and media is becoming more volatile, revealing new divides within the establishment.
The pro-Bouteflika camp is trying to show skeptics that it can more fully direct Algeria’s military—and the military is operating more effectively—without the DRS.
Sada interviews Charles Tripp on his latest study, which focuses on politics in the aftermath of Tunisia’s revolutionary moment and the battle for public space.
Morocco’s reaction to a UN statement on Western Sahara has weakened the UN mission’s capacity, threatened its political mandate, and set a dangerous precedent.
Military and police forces are gradually regaining strength in Benghazi after two years of frequent assassinations.
Cheap oil is hurting Egypt’s economy in the short term and could have wider political consequences.
Divisions within the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt deepen, creating greater confusion about the state of its affairs and threatening the group’s survival.
The flow of smuggled goods and people along Libya’s southern border illustrates the lawlessness and insecurity across that stretch of land.
In an effort to smooth the way for Bouteflika’s successor, the Algerian elite are taking modest but significant steps to open the political sphere and undertake cautious economic reforms.
Despite apparent progress toward a power-sharing agreement, Libya’s governing bodies still face problems of neutrality and representation that will hamper their ability to govern effectively.
Despite unprecedented repression and media censorship, Sisi has faced on average five times as many protests as Mubarak did between 2008 and 2010.
Upheaval in Nidaa Tounes comes at a bad time for Tunisia, but it may also create an opportunity for an effective opposition party to emerge in parliament.
Egypt’s temporary relief from its ongoing gas crisis is the result of a lull in demand, not an improvement in industry outlook.