The “Deal of the Century” is quickly shaping up to be the “Deception of the Century” and here’s why.
U.S. and Saudi confrontations with Iran are causing proxy-warfare in weak or failing Arab states and escalating tensions in the Gulf, but there might still be a chance for diplomatic progress with the right combination of measures targeting Gulf-specific, regional, and international issues.
The American University in Cairo launched a massive research initiative that would ask Arab scholars and thinkers over the next three years to find answers to a crucial question: what does the future hold for the Middle East?
Will Neom, the Saudi leadership’s new “city of the future,” become a reality?
The upcoming EU-Arab summit could help in crafting a new regional relationship.
When the “Jordan Compact” was inked between European governments and Jordan in 2016, it was presented as a transformative experiment in employing and empowering Syrian refugees. Two years later, the Compact has failed to help Syrians and address the realities of working refugee women.
Jordan’s economic, demographic and geographic characteristics have left the country vulnerable to mass protests and external pressure that can only be overcome by a comprehensive reform program.
While Assad and his supporters seem close to reconquering Southwestern Syria, stability is far from assured.
Mega-mall development in Cairo’s suburbs follows a neoliberal model of consumerism popular across the Middle East.
A look at the state of Arab Youth protest at the American University in Cairo, Egypt and the greater Middle East.
The Hashemite kingdom muddles on towards reform.
An important reason for the frailty and turbulence of the modern Arab World was highlighted this week by two events in Jordan and Oman.
Jordan’s weakened Islamists are building alliances with tribal candidates to boost votes in the upcoming elections.
Attacks by Islamic State terrorists in Jordan and Lebanon in the past week reflect a troubling new angle to that group’s strategy as its heartland in northern Syria and Iraq increasingly shrinks in the face of coordinated military attacks against it.
Jordan’s latest government and constitutional changes signal a move toward a more technocratic parliament, responsible for tightening the state’s belt.
The government of Jordan last week had banned a public performance by the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila, but this week reversed the decision and allowed the band to perform.
The latest budget confirms that Jordan is increasingly dependent on public debt and foreign aid to prop up continued spending—especially on energy subsidies.
Jordanian Prince Zeid’s powerful cry for the countries of the world to work more seriously to implement existing mechanisms to protect all people from abuse and danger included three important elements.