Libya is sliding toward civil war. How did the country come to this precarious juncture?
Algerians are unlikely to accept Abdel Kader Ben Salah as Acting President for a transitional government.
Since February 22, thousands and then millions of Algerians have taken to the streets every Friday to protest against the fifth term of their ailing eighty-two-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Egyptian exiles have faced stark difficulties in living abroad and trying to return home. Amid the government's consistent repression, they face painful choices about their future.
Tunisia’s political parties need to offer more than generic slogans to gain the support of voters and lead the country in its last phase of democratic transition.
Religious authority is an increasingly influential but poorly understood source of power in governments throughout the Middle East. Who speaks for Islam in the region? How do Islamists and fundamentalists harness and exert religious authority, despite Islam’s largely decentralized power structure?
How did a simple Facebook post inspire thousands of Palestinians to protest the siege of Gaza and renew demands for the right to return?
A proposal for a new U.S. approach to Libya that centers on the concept of reinvigorated American engagement.
The next year offers Ennahda a choice. Will it consolidate its position as a major political player in Tunisia, or will its internal divisions deepen?
The Arab world is facing unprecedented socioeconomic, political, and institutional challenges. With the old order breaking down, citizens and states should forge new social contracts to address these massive challenges.