Ousting the port of Aden’s old management might signal that Yemen’s north-south tensions are easing.
Tunisia’s broadly defined efforts to ban criticism of religion in Article 3 of its draft constitution are worrisome.
Algeria pulled off elections to international acclaim, but ongoing riots and self-immolations should not be ignored.
Tunisia’s Salafis are newly licensed political participants. How have they done so far?
Morsi squeaked by in the presidential elections, but what do the votes actually say?
The fight over freedom of expression in Lebanon is escalating over domestic film & theater.
As the standoff over Jordan’s new electoral law continues, what is at stake?
Morocco’s Justice & Development Party will hold its seventh congress this month under exceptional circumstances. What challenges does it face?
Bahrain’s Shi‘a-led demonstrations were quickly followed by Sunni-led counter-protests. Do these new movements represent a genuine shift in the political landscape?
Though institutional factors stall reform in Morocco, we should also give attention to the colossal efforts the monarchy expends on maintaining its symbolic and traditionalist capital.
In the midst of the Arab uprisings, strategic nonviolence is gaining powerful momentum in Palestine—and the loose coalition of actors advocating civil resistance is growing.
No matter who the new Egyptian president is, he will face a daunting challenge: defusing the country's looming fiscal crisis. What options will he have, and where will the money come from?
How has al-Maliki deflected the increasing challenges against his rule? And why are his opponents having so much trouble in their campaign to unseat him?
With a year left before the next parliamentary elections, electoral reform is once again center-stage in Lebanon. With only two weeks until the deadline for amending the electoral law, what will come of the latest proposal to switch to proportional representation?
Whispers of a Bahraini-Saudi union have long abounded. Yet only recently has the matter been discussed realistically—most visibly during May 14’s GCC meeting. Is such a union possible?
The US and EU should remember how the Arab Awakening started and throw out the pre-2011 rulebook, even in the countries that remain “stable.”
Is there a “Moroccan exception” to the past year’s uprisings?
The Houthi conflict in Yemen has taken a turn for the worst since the uprisings.
The struggle for power within the Arab media is ongoing, with a generation gap that is widening by the day.
The media and the state are fighting to control the narrative both at home and abroad.