May 16, 2018Nigeria
There is now more violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt than in the northeast, where Boko Haram continues its operations. Ostensibly, violence in the Middle Belt is driven by conflict between “herders” and “farmers” over land use, ethnic and religious rivalries, and (likely but hard to prove) the agendas of rival politicians.
October 23, 2011Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Sultan (Fahad Shadeed/Courtesy Reuters) My good friend and guest blogger Rachel Bronson weighs in on Saudi Crown Prince Sultan’s death and Saudi succession. Although t…
November 22, 2014Saudi Arabia
Georgia Travers considers the implications of rumors about Sultan Qaboos’ health on Omani political society. Faten Bushehri assesses the state of Bahrain on the eve of its parliamentary elections. …
May 31, 2018Women and Women's Rights
Around the world discriminatory citizenship and identification laws hinder women’s ability to fully participate in and contribute to economies. The majority of the estimated 2.4 billion people who la…
February 27, 2017Saudi Arabia
Our unhappy marriage with Saudi Arabia will probably endure—because the Saudis can’t be trusted on their own.