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October 24, 2016

Egypt
bp10242016 Thinking About Culture and the Middle East

Can observers incorporate culture into their analyses of the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy toward the region?

September 10, 2014

Development
Varsha Mahendra, founder of DSGYN IDYS and Jus Blouses, works in her showroom and in the factory in Hyderabad, India, October 2012 (Courtesy Goldman Sachs). Unlocking the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs

This post is from Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) senior fellow and director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy initiative, and Dina Habib Powell, global head of corporat…

September 30, 2015

Tunisia
Play IMG_4648_EC.jpg Assessing Tunisia's Opportunities and Challenges

Habib Essid discusses developments in Tunisia, and the current situation in the MENA region.

August 9, 2011

Syria
Breakdown in Damascus?

The use of deadly force against peaceful demonstrators has been the hallmark of the Assad reaction to protests, and yesterday the King of Saudi Arabia referred to this practice as Assad’s "killing ma…

May 17, 2016

Tunisia
BP05172016 Tunisia: On the Road to Nowhere

Some observations while traveling through Tunisia.