A discussion on what’s driving the spread of Sunni-Shi’a identity politics in today’s Middle East and how sectarianism is contributing to the region’s instability and conflicts.
Saad Hariri's accommodating approach to Hezbollah fueled Saudi angst.
Ashraf Rifi would like to replace Saad al-Hariri as leader of Lebanon’s Sunnis, but his bid for leadership is risky.
Nathan Brown discusses recent events in Saudi Arabia, and believes they may have a damaging effect.
Morocco is approaching the Western Sahara issue with greater tactical flexibility, and it appears to be reaping benefits.
An exploration of the factors behind the spread of sectarian identity politics in the Middle East.
The recent arrests of several Saudi political figures reinforce long-standing trends toward heightened centralization and more restive public discourse in the kingdom.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
The sweeping arrest of royals and officials in Saudi Arabia has removed many of the last checks and balances to executive power in the country.
What do the arrest of Saudi princes and the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister tell us about power plays in Riyadh?
The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.