An exploration of the factors behind the spread of sectarian identity politics in the Middle East.
Egypt temporarily lifted its state of emergency this month, but while this may have seemed to be a victory for the people it was actually a triumph for the security state.
Corruption is a destabilizing force in Tunisia, infecting all levels of its economy, security, and political system.
For Tunisia’s transition to remain on track, the country must address illicit enrichment more effectively.
Corruption in Tunisia is perceived to be even more pervasive today than under former president Zine el Abidine ben Ali, despite numerous legal measures and civil society initiatives working to fight it. Can Tunisia’s government and civil society win this fight?
Recent moves by the Tunisian government may signal a major backsliding in the country’s democratic development.
Lack of development and marginalization by the centralized government in Tunis have created intense resentment within the border regions.
Now entering its third year, the civil war in Yemen has exacted a horrific toll on civilians and enabled the expansion of al-Qaeda. Where is Yemen’s war heading and what can local, regional and international actors do to end it?
The critical links between governance, prosperity, and security, while apparent, are too often forgotten.
Though it is fighting in Syria, the Turkestan Islamic Party remains firmly focused on Xinjiang.