The Egyptian authorities’ undifferentiated use of torture is adding to Egyptians’ growing frustration at the impunity of officials and the erosion of the rule of law.
Under increasing financial pressure, states hosting Syrian refugees are pressuring them to return whether conditions in Syria are safe or not.
Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption campaign shows how the public prosecution is used to provide a veil of legality for pursuing targets.
Ghassan Salamé’s action plan for Libya faces numerous obstacles from entrenched political elites, who see it as just another venue in which to seek personal gain.
The launch of a large-scale military operation across Egypt is well-timed to give President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi a boost in popular support ahead of elections in March.
Sudan’s refusal to liberalize the pound’s exchange rate and ongoing battle with the black market have ignored the lessons from Egypt’s own mistakes in managing its currency.
After several early stumbles in his campaign, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will likely end up with a narrow plurality in a highly fragmented field.
Many efforts to provide counter-narratives for Salafi-jihadism are currently failing to address extremists’ abuse of religious scripture directly.
Turkey’s military incursion into Kurdish-controlled northern Syria risks straining diplomatic ties and exposing Turkey to increased terror threats.
Egypt’s efforts at subsidy reform provide suggestions for Tunisia and Sudan, both witnessing protests stemming in part from increased prices of staple goods.
The Egyptian military is exploiting legal loopholes and bureaucratic mechanisms to control which military personnel can exercise their constitutional right to political participation.
The continued poor performance of the Tunisian economy and the popular discontent might undermine grassroots trust in democracy across the region.
While countries in the Maghreb and the Gulf are increasing their security cooperation, they lack a long-term strategic understanding.
The Egyptian regime may have miscalculated the extent of judicial opposition to its attempts to control appointments of high-ranking judges.
Four experts examine the causes of Iran’s protests and what implications they may have for Iran’s regional ambitions, domestic political rivalries, and future for human rights.
Egypt’s religious institutions are competing for authority and trying to secure their positions in the religious public space.
Under strain from protracted conflict, displacement, and a budgetary crisis, Iraq’s health system is struggling to care for the physically disabled.
Since the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are again trying to find a powerful figure in Yemen around whom they can both unite.
Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has significant implications for Palestinian politics and the peace process.
Egypt’s foreign reserves have begun to recover, but weak foreign direct investment and accumulating debt could hinder reforms down the line.