Libya’s worsening political conflict has pushed the country to the brink of civil war and could complicate ongoing efforts to combat extremist groups.
After 2011, the relationships between the central authorities in Syria, the local intermediaries, and the different localities have played a fundamental role in shaping the outbreak of the conflict.
Egypt’s new authoritarian regime is using undemocratic laws and conspiratorial and populist narratives to further entrench its repressive campaign.
One year before its mandate expires, Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is struggling to complete its work within a volatile domestic political climate.
Egypt’s universities have become a new battleground between security forces and students as Egypt’s new rulers move to crack down on student activism.
The new U.S. administration needs to send strong signals to forces on all sides of the Libya conflict, as well as their foreign patrons, and make clear that a political settlement presents the only viable path out of the chaos.
“No political party, no political actor is able to lead Tunisia alone in this very sensitive and fragile period.”
Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization could actually increase the threat of terrorism rather than diminish it.
The Arab Spring protests upended the order of the Middle East, but six years later much remains the same.
The Middle East is facing what a new study calls a collapsing regional order.