In theory, the seizure of a greater share of Sakhalin’s resource wealth by the federal authorities could lead to a fairer distribution of wealth throughout the Russian Far East. The fear, however, is that further centralization of budgetary revenues will merely encourage the pursuit of vanity projects that will not come to fruition for over a decade, if ever.
Tunisia’s cabinet reshuffle, Administrative Reconciliation Law, and election postponement are prompting fears of a return of the Ben Ali regime.
Marwan Muasher talks about a new Carnegie report describing shifting Palestinian attitudes towards peace talks.
Fifty years after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, repeated efforts to negotiate a two-state solution have faltered, and the traditional instruments of Palestinian nationalism face crises of confidence.
In an interview, Charles Paul Freund discusses popular culture in the Middle East and the appeal of its dystopian fiction.
Governments are increasingly taking steps to shrink civil space and restrict the operations of civil society organizations. Both local operators and international actors must consider a response.
Seventy years ago, independent India was born. Having shaken off the yoke of the British Empire, the country embarked on what was—and remains—the world’s most radical democratic experiment.
A younger generation of Palestinians is no longer committed to a two-state solution.
Corruption is not so much a problem for governments as it is an approach to government, one chosen by far too many rulers today.
Cyber activism is a useful complement to other forms of activism but not as a decisive game changer for Thailand’s corrosive political divide.