Security assistance from the West stands to play a critical role in Tunisia’s postauthoritarian transition to democracy.
Egypt’s military has allowed civilians to lead the coronavirus response, but some things are troubling.
While countries worldwide have announced lockdowns to block the coronavirus, North African governments are using the opportunity to further quell freedom of expression and advance their agendas. Will civil society stand their ground?
The impact of the coronavirus in the Middle East has led to shifts in the nature of authoritarianism.
To contain the coronavirus, Arab governments are mobilizing official Islamic institutions. The most pressing goal is to shut down sites of potential contagion as Ramadan approaches.
Despite ongoing public dissatisfaction with the government, Algerians, along with much of the global population, remain confined to their homes.
The authorities in Algeria are exploiting the coronavirus lockdown to stifle the country’s protest movement.
The proposal to list military businesses on the Egyptian Stock Exchange may founder due to issues of transparency, profitability, unfair competition, and legal ambiguity.
The spread of the novel coronavirus will have a devastating effect on the Middle East’s communities of refugees and migrants.
In an interview, Rebecca Murray describes her recent trip to Libya and reports on the suffering there.