In light of Iran and Qatar’s recent electricity grid connection, Iran should seek to expand its energy diplomacy and utilize its electricity sector to strengthen economic cooperation and regional security in the Middle East.
In Jordan, environmentalists have transformed a large swath of the Jordan Valley into a lush oasis through collaboration with local communities.
Moqtada al-Sadr, the biggest winner in the recent election, aspires to implement grand changes in Iraq, but reform is easier said than done.
Women empowerment in the Gulf has become a tool of deflection rather than a genuine effort to promote women’s full and equal participation in society.
The Islamic State (ISIS) has morphed into a non-spatial insurgency capable of conquering territorial boundaries.
Although the issue of women is prominent in the artwork of Arab women artists, the freedom that women artists enjoy is limited due to censorship, whether it is self-imposed or institutional.
In a time of intense political and social turmoil, will the recent spate of constitutional amendments encourage democratic reform or will they increase the rift between the people and the state?
Lebanon’s first post-uprising parliamentary polls will likely be marked by an exceptional level of corruption and manipulation – unless a binding international agreement is brokered, allowing Lebanese to vote in relative freedom and security.
The more-for-more approach can kickstart the deadlocked political process but cannot resolve the conflict.
The idea that the UAE is changing the essence of its foreign policy is a conclusion based on a series of erroneous assumptions.
A decade after their successful uprising, Tunisians are still waiting for the realization of their political, economic, and social demands, despite frightful signs of a lagging economy and stunted politics.
A growing alliance between Cairo and Paris is resulting in significant foreign policy coordination and in political and economic repercussions in both Egypt and France.
Sada spoke to Arab youth about their hopes and wishes for the new year, which spanned everything from civil and political rights, to education, to arts and culture.
The UAE is revisiting its foreign policy goals with the aim of boosting its global trade partnerships and ensuring its security and political stability, by replacing robust military intervention and proxy politics with dialogue and diplomacy.
The recent agreement between Al-Burhan and Hamdok is unlikely to be recognized by protestors, which will likely cause continued instability in Sudan.
The Syrian Jihadist group, HTS, is attempting to improve its image by turning to local jihad and distancing itself from its former hardline allies; a move that is indicative of HTS’ hope to obtain international political recognition and alter its continued status as a “terrorist” organization.
The UAE’s $10 billion investment in Turkey is only the tip of the normalization iceberg. The warm meeting between Emirati and Turkish leaders might be an indicator of possible rapprochement, intended for both parties’ adversaries.
There is an urgent need in all Gulf countries for genuine constitutional reforms and new social contracts that guarantee people’s rights to political participation, decision making, and control of national wealth.
Terminating the contracts of hundreds of Yemenis in Saudi Arabia constitutes a tremendous political, social, and security hinderance to short and medium-term plans for peace in Yemen.
The Moroccan left’s poor performance in the recent elections highlighted its continued challenges in building voter confidence whilst contributing further to the dominance of pro-palace forces