Popular movement reflects a growing confrontation between the old language of 'sects' and a new language of citizenship and social justice.
The jihadi threat, while still dangerous, has been overtaken by the scourge of homegrown right-wing extremist terror.
Does the death of al-Baghdadi herald the end of the self-proclaimed Islamic State? In a word: No.
Mass protests are unfolding across the Middle East and North Africa, as demonstrators take to the streets to decry a wide range of social and political ills.
Nearly a decade after the Arab Spring fizzled, a new wave of protest has swept over the Middle East and North Africa. What is different this time, and will the protesters get what they want?
Development, dissent, and the future of the Arab world.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Shortly after the People’s Republic of China was founded seventy years ago, China and Middle Eastern countries forged a bond over their mutual opposition to colonialism. Today, China is the region’s biggest foreign investor.
As its authority has weakened, the Iraqi central government’s control over its borders has also eroded.