After years of instability and marginalization, Iraq has recently emerged as a key regional player.
A year has passed since the first uprisings in Tunisia spurred a fundamental change in the dynamics of Europe’s southern neighborhood, creating a host of domestic and external challenges for the region and its neighbors.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdel-Rahim El Keib discussed Libya’s political transition and the future of U.S.-Libya relations.
The Obama administration faces various challenges and opportunities in the realm of democracy support, ranging from the Middle East and North Africa to Russia, Burma, and beyond.
As global tensions over Iran’s nuclear program escalate, Tehran and the West have reached a standoff. To revive negotiations, a clear understanding of the key factors influencing Iran’s stance is paramount.
Turkey has a potentially valuable role to play in supporting democracy and state-building in the Arab world, but big questions about that role abound.
Turkey’s seemingly successful blend of Islam and democracy, as well as its steady economic growth, are very attractive points, but its human rights infractions are worrying.
Just back from the region, Senator Lindsey Graham discussed Afghanistan, Libya, and the future of the war on terror.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the revolutionary change sweeping across the Arab world may provide a distinct opportunity to push for a lasting settlement between the Arabs and Israelis.
Despite the Egyptian revolution’s historic scope and achievements thus far, building a democratic and transparent society free from authoritarianism and corruption will require both reconstruction and institutional reform.