Egypt's penal system, defined by severe punishment and pre-trial abuses, impacts the state’s legitimacy, the rise of radicalization, and prospects for a transition.
Detained family members of foreign and Syrian ISIS fighters in makeshift camps in northeast Syria face the uncertain prospects of release, repatriation, and reintegration into their communities.
Ahead of Israel’s third national election, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s attempts to discredit the mainly Arab-majority Joint List are galvanizing its base.
In the last decade, Saudi Arabia’s approach to the porous frontier with Yemen has gradually shifted from patronage for and cooperation with local tribes to incremental militarization.
Lebanon’s long-standing economic crisis takes a new turn in the face of protracted protests, cabinet reshuffling, and scarce money supply.
Russia’s increased involvement in Libya marks a turning point in the conflict, making an Ankara-Kremlin rapprochement all the more likely.
Following the Riyadh Agreement, Iran’s approach to conflict resolution in Yemen takes a multilateral form.
Aramco’s upcoming IPO is a step toward the expansion of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) into a parallel budget under the control of the crown prince.
As local actors strengthen their influence, the fragmentation of Yemen is becoming a more urgent threat for peace talks and Yemenis’ wishes.
Aside from controlling arms spending, Saudi Arabia’s defense sector reform remains stalled.
Ahead of a renewed security cooperation between the U.K. and Jordan, more than ever, Jordan’s greatest security challenges stem from its economic crisis.