Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.
Lebanon and Syria are using the fate of Syrian refugees to advance their economic and political agendas.
In an interview, Hamza Meddeb discusses the 2020 protests in the impoverished Tunisian region of Tataouine.
Despite statements to the contrary, Lebanon’s political class seems unenthusiastic about forming a government today.
Taiwan’s prowess in high-tech manufacturing and data privacy could make Taiwan firms unsung heroes of the global competition over standard setting for emerging technologies.
A recent survey of experts on the region indicates a shift in views that Arab decisionmakers cannot ignore.
When Naim Attallah died recently, few remembered the role he played in one of the Middle East’s worst financial scandals.
The 2019-2020 crises not only swept away the idea that Lebanon is a paragon of economic success, but also made blatant another kind of exceptionalism in the country—its record-high income and wealth inequality, which is perpetuated by the corrupt political economy.
As Egypt and Ethiopia negotiate the details of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, tensions are on the rise. Sudan, which has vested interest in the dam, too, could be an essential third party to smooth over the disputes.
As conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Iraq move toward de-escalation, postwar reconstruction will be complicated. Each country has a unique postwar outlook, but in all four countries, political reconstruction is a key foundation for long-term economic stability.