Four experts examine the implications Tunisia’s first free and fair local elections may have for political parties, security forces, decentralization, and the democratic transition.
On May 6, Lebanese voters will elect an incoming parliament for the first time since 2009. How will Lebanon’s changing political and security landscape affect the outcome?
Four experts examine the causes of Iran’s protests and what implications they may have for Iran’s regional ambitions, domestic political rivalries, and future for human rights.
Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has significant implications for Palestinian politics and the peace process.
Local authorities and international actors alike have serious questions to consider about how to stabilize the region.
How effective have Youssef Chahed’s policies been at addressing Tunisia’s underlying issues?
The rapid escalation of tensions over the past few weeks carries significant implications for unity, security, and balance of power in the Gulf.
What Saudi Arabia has accomplished in Yemen remains unclear, and what it is likely to accomplish is still uncertain. Four experts weigh in on Riyadh’s goals in Yemen.
What are the implications of ongoing violence and protests for Jerusalem, the Arab–Israeli conflict, and prospects for de-escalation?
Amid rising terror threats, meaningful security sector reform risks being delayed indefinitely.
Recent attacks on Shia mosques suggest the Islamic State strategy in the Gulf is to provoke and exploit sectarian strife.
Can Tunisia deal with terrorism without resorting to despotic practices? Four experts offer insights on Tunisia’s pressing security challenges and the country’s readiness to address them.
In the Middle East, producers are facing different effects of the recent drop in oil prices. Four oil experts explore the impact of falling prices on the economies of key regional producers.
The ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s election to a fourth term may have been widely expected, but few have a sense of what exactly will come next. How are the political elite laying the groundwork for this transition?
Lebanon has so far avoided an economic and security collapse since the start of the Syrian crisis, but major challenges remain.
One year ago, Hassan Rouhani, a cleric running on a moderate platform, won the Iranian presidential election. How has he fared? Four Iranian experts discuss Rouhani’s policies and prospects for change.
Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi formally declared his intention to run for president of Egypt on March 26 and is widely expected to win. What is the outlook for Egypt under Sisi’s leadership?
Following a bloody revolution, Libya confronts a range of challenges to its security and stability. What can the international community do to help address these issues? Four experts offer their perspectives on the role of outside actors.
Bahrain remains mired in a political stalemate with little serious progress toward reconciliation and reform, but few signs of a return to the acute instability of 2011. Why has reconciliation been elusive, and will it remain so? Four experts on Bahrain weigh in.
Saudi Arabia appears, on the surface, to have escaped the Arab Uprisings untouched. Yet its political trajectory and future stability remain uncertain. Are government responses to rising pressures indicative of an impending change or a sign of state strength?