Development, dissent, and the future of the Arab world.
The dramatic death of the former president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, on June 17th, reignited debate about the future of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and political Islam across the region.
The American University of Beirut is a place of diversity and critical thinking, and for that reason was unforgettable to me.
Though Christians are indigenous to the Arab world, their numbers have steadily declined in the Middle East.
The current trend in U.S. and European governments to pay less attention to human rights issues in Arab countries did not develop overnight, and is unlikely to disappear quickly, as it is connected to local, regional, and global trends.
Arab armed forces are recruiting more females, who nevertheless continue to face a glass ceiling.
Torn apart by worsening internal conflicts, the Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood is struggling to avoid domestic isolation.
In Jordan, internationally backed efforts to extend successful community policing programs beyond refugee camps face multiple challenges.
Many Jordanians are unwilling to give the new Razzaz government a chance on its reintroduced tax bill unless accompanied by other reforms.
Jordan is in dire need of a new social contract, one that regards all citizens as equal and gives them a meaningful voice as the country attempts to address its economic situation.