Cairo hopes that support for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will convince Khartoum to make concessions on ongoing disputes and prevent instability from spilling over the border.
Proposed amendments to Egypt’s constitution will enshrine the military’s position above the state by giving it greater legal means to intervene against elected governments and prosecute political opponents.
The UGTT’s reemerging activism signals a growing emphasis in Tunisian politics on economic priorities.
Without a functional coalition, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Adbul-Mahdi may be forced to rely more on unilateral executive decrees, exacerbating the country’s institutional crisis.
Morocco’s security-oriented approach to countering violent extremism leaves little room for rehabilitation efforts.
Syria and its neighbors all have a vested interest in resuming agricultural trade to increase food security across the region.
Russia is primed to benefit economically from an influx of foreign investment in Syria, but an emerging rivalry with China and Iran for contracts could erode its long-term leverage.
Berlin’s security concerns over Salafi extremism in Germany could easily reignite latent tensions with Riyadh.
Divisions among the states vested in Syria are opening possibilities for Syria’s Kurds to secure greater protection for their autonomy.
The Egyptian state’s continued and worsening crackdown on academic research is hindering its goals of expanding knowledge for economic development.
By fueling a media war between Islamists and leftists, the Moroccan regime can isolate individual critics and prevent these forces from forming an anti-palace coalition.