• Policy Analysis
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    A Year of Mixed Results for Iraq’s Sudani

    Nov 8, 2023Rend Al-Rahim

    Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shi`a al-Sudani completed his first year in office on October 27 with a mixed record of successes and failures owing to objective…

  • From our Affiliates
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    The War on Gaza and the Future of the Netanyahu Government in Israeli Public Opinion

    Nov 7, 2023Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    As the Israeli war on Gaza continues, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finds itself facing many domestic challenges, most notably th…

  • Policy Analysis
    AlgeriaDemocracy and Governance

    In Algeria, the More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

    Oct 3, 2023Patricia Karam

    More than four years have passed since the Hirak protest movement threatened to upend Algeria’s political and military leadership structure. Since then, the co…

  • Policy Analysis
    KuwaitDemocracy and Governance

    Challenges Facing Kuwait’s Parliamentary Democracy

    Sep 12, 2023Imad K. Harb

    Watching Kuwait’s seemingly dysfunctional political scene gives one the impression that the country is on a course toward endless instability and disorder. Las…

  • Event Video
    JordanDemocracy and Governance

    Assessing the Reform Process in Jordan: Political Dissatisfaction, Economic Challenges, and the Focus on Stability

    Sep 7, 2023

    Experts discuss the reform process in Jordan and its prospects for creating real change for the people of the Kingdom.

  • Webinar
    JordanDemocracy and Governance

    Assessing the Reform Process in Jordan: Political Dissatisfaction, Economic Challenges, and the Focus on Stability

    Sep 7, 2023

    Experts discuss the reform process in Jordan and its prospects for creating real change for the people of the Kingdom.

  • Fresh Take
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Tunisia’s Path to Autocracy

    Aug 23, 2023

    Daniel Brumberg discusses Tunisia's path to autocratic rule and his observations during a recent trip to the country.

  • Viewpoint
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    The Persistent Illusion of Palestinian Reconciliation

    Representatives of 14 Palestinian political factions, including Fatah and Hamas, were invited to the Egyptian coastal city of El-Alamein on July 30, 2023 for r…

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iran’s Hardliners on the March: The Quiet Before the Storm?

    Aug 3, 2023Daniel Brumberg

    The recent redeployment of Iran’s dreaded “morality police” signals much more than a victory for the country’s hardliners. Instead, it seems to be part and par…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    Fending for Themselves: The Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority

    Aug 3, 2023Yara M. Asi

    On July 3, 2023, Israeli forces raided the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, with a specific focus on the refugee camp that borders the municipality. Th…

  • External Readings

    Is Netanyahu good for the Palestinians?

    Jul 27, 2023Marwan Bishara

    Bibi is dragging Israel towards the abyss, but it may not be all bad news for the Palestinians – if they play their cards right.

  • Intern Corner
    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    Disinformation as a Tool of Regime Survival in Tunisia

    Jul 21, 2023C. Ian DeHaven

    Disinformation—false information created with the intent to mislead others—swamped the 2019 Tunisian presidential election, creating a confused and volatile po…