Food and Energy: How Domestic Concerns Shape North African Approaches to Russia
The Russian invasion of Ukraine and Russia’s recognition of the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk has upended foreign partnerships over the past several months—including the global networks linking MENA countries to other world powers.
Jun 15, 2022
  • Oussama Boudhrioua
Photo of Muslim World League secretary-general Mohammad Al-Issa visiting Auschwitz
The Holocaust in Arab Collective Consciousness
In addition to official-level initiatives, Arab countries should combat Holocaust denial at the grassroots level to stem the continued spread of hateful conspiracies.
Jun 13, 2022
  • Hadeel Oueis


Kais Saied’s Resolute Strategy to Uproot Tunisia’s Post-2011 Governance Model
As the president erodes Tunisia’s democratic norms, independent civil institutions have become a major target.
May 24, 2022
  • Chiraz Arbi


Eritrea: Supporting Russia to Stay in Power
Eritrea is the only African country that voted against the United Nations General Assembly resolution demanding that Russia withdraw its military forces from Ukraine—a strong statement of support for Russia.
Apr 13, 2022
  • Habtom Ghebrezghiabher
  • Tesfazion Gerhelase

U.S. Middle East Policy

Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Saudi Arabia
Growing Pains: The Promise and Reality of Biden’s Middle East Policy
A year after Joe Biden’s inauguration, expectations for a shift in America's Middle East policy have not materialized. Gulf monarchies are warily looking on as Washington continues to debate the U.S. role in the region.
Jan 24, 2022
  • Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco
  • Kristian Alexander

Iraqi Elections

 Ali Khamenei and Muqtada al-Sadr
Why did the Sadrists Withdraw from the Iraqi Political Process?
The current stalemate in Iraq may lead to a complete collapse of its political institutions and prompt the international community to intervene if domestic political actors fail.
Jun 23, 2022
  • Mohanad Faris


A Sudanese protester against military rule
After Al-Burhan’s Seizure of Power, Where Is Sudan’s Democratic Transition Heading?
With Al-Burhan’s coup sparking an international and popular backlash, the military may again look to Hamdok to renegotiate a power-sharing agreement.
Nov 3, 2021
  • Areig Elhag