Although Egypt’s Sisi regime once perpetuated propaganda against Hamas at home, today its foreign and domestic standing is contingent on a strong relationship with the Gaza-based group.
Internal Palestinian political disputes have resumed following the eleven-day Gaza war.
The recent eruption of protests in Oman has highlighted the efficiency of dynamic citizen journalism, which utilized social media platforms to freely cover events and express opinions, in contrast to the shackled state-owned media, which appeared to be lagging and unable to provide accountable reporting of events.
New amendments to the law governing Egypt’s highest court are the latest in a series of steps intended to eat away at the international system; however, they threaten to further isolate the country and insert its judiciary into contentious foreign relations.
The recent protests and the effects of the pandemic have emphasized the need to expedite structural economic reforms.
Once pillars of global agriculture, Iraq and Syria are plagued by corruption-induced food insecurity. The collapse of Iraq’s agriculture sector over decades of conflict hints at Syria’s future.
For years Raisi has been considered one of the three most promising candidates to succeed Khamenei. As president, Raisi is in prime position to succeed Khamenei.
Iran’s upcoming presidential elections could have important implications for the country's political future as well as ongoing nuclear negotiations between Washington and Tehran. Sada asked three experts to analyze the challenges and concerns facing Iranian voters, and whether a new president is likely to meaningfully impact the country's political, economic, and social realities.
Amid mounting state repression on the cusp of Algerian legislative elections, the Hirak struggles to evolve from a popular protest movement into politically relevant opposition.
As the Biden administration attempts to promote democracy and human rights in the Middle East, it will confront the deep-seated belief among Arabs that U.S. policies are unfair to their central causes and biased in favor of the ruling elite of their countries.
Protests led by a generation who did not experience Ben Ali era repression are breaking the mold of what protests in Tunisia look like.
Houthi control of Ma’rib would not only remodel the balance of power on the ground but reframe ongoing peace processes too.
The regional competition revolving around Bab al-Mandab and its coastal extension is affecting the course of the war in Yemen.
Hamas is holding elections amid calls for reform to repeal its secret process and to empower youth and women to hold leadership positions.*
As Turkey continues to take a hardline stance on the Kurds’ legal rights, international organizations and actors should take part in preventing Ankara from expanding further into Syria.
In the Sahelian-Maghreb nexus, security imported from Europe undermines local efforts for political stability and empowerment.
President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to postpone the May 22 legislative elections has been denounced by some Palestinians as a “usurpation of power” and a “constitutional crime.”
Years in the making, Sisi’s elite New Administrative Capital will isolate most Egyptians from their centers of government in an effort to fortify the regime against any social pressures.
The Sultanate of Oman’s policies toward women are inconsistent, not particularly progressive, and do not enjoy strong government support.
Jordan has tried to use food reserves as a policy tool to prevent instability. But as the COVID-19 pandemic enters a second year, the economic costs of Jordan’s policy have become increasingly exacting, highlighting the need for increased food import efficiency.