What does the Turkish experience actually represent for the Arab Middle East—and can it really be emulated?
Encouraging the dissolution of the state is not the way to solve Yemen’s problems.
Far from signaling the country's disintegration, the Barqa Conference reveals that the real debates are over decentralization not autonomy.
Sinai’s Bedouin have taken up increasingly bold forms of militant resistance since Egypt's uprisings. What is behind this conflict—and how should it be addressed?
Saudi Arabia’s pillars of stability are weakening, but the opposition remains fragmented.
Can the new parliament and cabinet break the Kuwait’s perpetual stalemate?
The establishment of “inalienable” rights for all Egyptians is perhaps the most positive step for assisting the full political and social integration of Egypt’s sectarian minorities.
Young Coptic activists have been working to fundamentally alter the monopoly—and silence—the church’s hierarchy has imposed on the Orthodox community.
Brian O'Neill recommends that the U.S. shift its focus away from Sanaa and be ready to work with the real powerbrokers—even if they are outside its comfort zone.
Rather than provide military aid to Egypt and Tunisia, the US should focus on reforming the security sector.
Distrustful of the NTC and one another, Libya’s militias resist immediate disarmament. Is it really a roadblock to democracy?
The newly elected (and recently assertive) legislature complicates the SCAF’s control over the constitutional process and its timing.
The revolution overthrew Mubarak, but not the military elite’s economic monopolies.
As parliament reconvenes in Iraq, legislators should push for economic decentralization to address the main tensions in Iraq.
Donors should reevaluate how best to encourage entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa.
Reformists tout the “Turkish model” as an example for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. But the countries’ different neoliberal trajectories suggest that Egypt’s Islamist parties have a much more difficult road ahead.
Egypt’s revolution has emboldened Islamists from within the Muslim Brotherhood long disenchanted with its conservative leadership. Who are these reformists and what role are they playing in Egypt’s transition?
Iraqi Kurdistan’s draft oil and gas revenue law sets a new standard for transparency and accountability in oil management in the region.
The United States and the European Union must work with Egypt’s newly elected officials and the private sector to restabilize the country’s post-revolution economics.
Does Lebanon’s funding of the UN Special Tribunal reveal a weakening in the March 8 Alliance?