Tunisia’s economic fallout from a coronavirus outbreak and the rise of unemployment claims will further compound social and regional inequalities across the country.
Initial measures from the Moroccan government may have curbed the spread of a viral outbreak for now, but unsustainable policies risk aggravating social precarity and establishing new authoritarian norms.
Egyptians are unlikely to challenge their government over COVID-19 disruptions for now, but President Sisi could be exposed to anger over the longer-term impact of the virus.
The war in Yemen is now entering its sixth year and is moving toward a new phase that relies heavily on local proxies.
Structural shortcomings in Egypt’s health care system, labor market, and economic and social policies curtail the government’s efforts to address a viral outbreak.
Dr. Khaled Almilaji discusses the coronavirus’ reach in Syria, the role of social mobilization in preventing an outbreak, and the precarious future of northwest Syria.
Iraq’s new Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurfi faces opposition amid a political, fiscal, and, now, global pandemic crisis.
Couched as national security measures, a series of new laws and agreements are giving the military economy far-reaching control.
Despite economic obstacles facing the two countries, Turkey and Iran strive to cement economic relations and maintain their multifaceted relations.
Violent clashes between elements of Sudan’s security forces threaten the country’s progress toward democracy.
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.