Netanyahu’s ongoing scandals could see Likud lose ground to the center in Israel’s upcoming elections, but a leadership change could solidify right-wing support around the party.
Algeria’s recent protests have highlighted existing divisions within the business class that are only likely to widen further.
Gulf states are expanding the scope of their military education programs to build a new generation of decisionmakers capable of realizing their strategic ambitions.
Military expressions of national identity are helping Gulf countries boost loyalty to the state yet are likely to exacerbate regional polarization.
Ankara’s scare tactics in Afrin and state building in Azaz highlight Turkey’s continued attempts to inhibit Kurdish expansion, yet neither approach is sustainable.
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.