Is Europe facing a crisis? There were two opposite views in “The Future of Europe,” the latest panel discussion in AUC’s Tahrir Dialogue series.…
The year 2016 has demonstrated that the West, the liberal order the Arab World sought to become a part of, was going through an identity crisis of its own.
When the Arab uprisings erupted in late 2010, the total Arab population was 348 million; today, it is 400 million. Former general John Allen calls for a Middle East ‘Marshall Plan’.
Donald Trump’s anti-establishment campaign confounded the Republican Party, foreign policy experts, and the news media. His mobilization of an angry electorate has reshaped the contours of American politics for years to come.
Does the gender of a world leader matter? Having a female U.S. president might break a glass ceiling, but the policies of the woman holding the office could still leave women in the basement.
Obamacare. The Wall Street bailout. Race relations. The Iran deal. The Arab upheavals. How will history judge the 44th American president? Much will depend on what happens after his successor takes office.
Vladimir Putin intervened in Ukraine and Syria to mobilize domestic support for Russia’s decaying political system. But how long can the Kremlin survive on false images, fake agendas, and manufactured complexes?
Amid a Taliban insurgency and discontent with government officials, Pakistanis remain strongly attached to free elections. But until politicians improve the standard of governance and the popular military recedes from politics, democracy will remain incomplete.
Decades of U.S. policy blunders add up to a foreign policy disaster of historic proportions. With the region in transition, will Washington abandon delusion and deal with the region’s realities? Don’t bet on it.
The Hashemite kingdom muddles on towards reform.
As the military expands its economic activities, more public property and institutions fall under the potential jurisdiction of military courts.
Jordan’s weakened Islamists are building alliances with tribal candidates to boost votes in the upcoming elections.
Popular sentiments in the U.S. and the Middle East have started to play a more significant role in determining what happens in this conflict that is almost a century old.
Socialism didn't fail in Venezuela, because it never happened.
It is perplexing to see Arab governments today continue to dissolve and ban certain political groups (mostly Sunni or Shiite Islamists) in trying to resolve serious, homegrown political struggles.
Iranian and American politics might have more in common than you think.
It is critical to accurately understand exactly why people resist in the ways they do, what drives their despair and demand for change, and what we must do to bring about appropriate radical change.
The Chilcot Inquiry's findings have shed new and unflattering light on the UK's involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Within and beyond the Arab World, many see the Maghreb's smallest country as a beacon of hope. Tunisians themselves aren't so sure.
Our individual humanity, Anthony Shadid’s work still reminds us, is the most powerful force in human history. It is awakening in many parts of the Arab World. I am glad that Anthony had the chance to witness the start of that process.
The 2016 race for the White House is the wildest, most expensive money and media circus ever. The price to become president? About $1 billion.
Donald Trump's vituperative, outsider presidential campaign rallied voters anxious about the economy, national security, and culture. But establishment Republicans shouldn't be surprised by the tumult in the Grand Old Party.
The great middle class is in decline, despite major growth in the U.S. and global economy. One presidential candidate's solution: democratic socialism.
America's Latino population, once a political sleeping giant, is poised to play a pivotal role in the 2016 American elections. And thanks to the anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric of Republican politicians, the Democratic Party could be the big winner.
Chicago activist Charlene Carruthers on the first African American president, the campaign against police brutality, and the struggle for black liberation.
The dark, sick heart of 2015 is the narrowing space across the entire Middle East for citizens to express themselves freely on issues that matter to them and their families.