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



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


After Establishing a New Government, Tunisia’s Leadership Must Prioritize Fighting Corruption
The formation of a new Tunisian government under recently-appointed Prime Minister Najla Bourden cements the political dynamics that emerged on July 25.
Oct 25, 2021
  • Oussama Boudhrioua


Women and Politics in Algeria: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Algeria’s new elections law threatens to derail progress on women’s participation in country politics and leadership.
Sep 15, 2021
  • Ahmed Marwane