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July 12, 2012

Infrastructure
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Subways That Leave the Driving to No One

In this Policy Initiative Spotlight, Renewing America contributor Steven J. Markovich looks at the implementation of driverless cars in subways, a trend that has seen growing  popularity in recent ye…

A new metro subway train arrives at the newly opened metro system in Algiers on October 31, 2011 (Ramzi Boudina/Courtesy Reuters).

May 22, 2013

Algeria
Is Algeria the Next Crisis?

As the "Arab Spring" swept the fake republics of North Africa--Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt--Algeria seemed immune. Media reports dwelled on its stability (see this 2011 BBC and this 2012 Deutsche Welle…

Muammar Gaddafi and Abdelaziz Bouteflika

January 16, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Who’s Next After Tunisia?

Tunisia's President Ben Ali talks with Qatar emir Sheikh Hamad, Algeria's President Bouteflika and Syria's President Al-Assad as they pose for a family photograph at the Arab League summi…

Who’s Next After Tunisia?

February 16, 2011

Iran
Catching Up with the Middle East

People carry the body of a protester killed on Monday, February 14, 2011 in Bahrain. (Hamad I Mohammed/Courtesy Reuters) The Middle East has for decades seemed to be in permanent stasis, with little…

People carry the body of a protester killed on Monday, February 14, 2011 in Bahrain.

October 31, 2014

Algeria
Weekend Reading: Algeria’s Police Protest, Yemen’s Houthis Move In, and Egypt’s Liberals Explained

Thomas Serres suggests that the recent police protests in Algeria demonstrate how Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s regime is “being inundated from all sides.” Fernando Carvajal reflects on the new power balan…

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April 24, 2014

United States
This Week: Palestinian Unity, GCC-Qatar Comity, and Syrian Duplicity

Significant Developments Palestinian Unity. The Israeli cabinet voted unanimously to suspend peace talks with the Palestinian Authority today because of the unity agreement announced yesterday betwe…

Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council's countries attend a meeting in the Saudi port city of Jeddah September 10, 2013 (Al Qarni/Courtesy Reuters).

March 20, 2014

United States
This Week: U.S.-Palestinian Summit, Piracy in Libya, Negotiations with Iran

Significant Developments Israeli-Palestinian Peace.  President Barack Obama met with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Monday. The two leaders discussed the April 29 deadline…

U.S. president Barack Obama meets with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas at the White House in Washington March 17, 2014 (Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

May 23, 2013

Israel
Middle East Matters This Week: Syrian Pre-Negotiations and Iranian Elections

Significant Developments Syria. Moaz al-Khatib, the outgoing leader of the Syrian National Coalition, announced an initiative on Facebook today, proposing a safe exit for Syrian president Bashar al-…

A Syrian refugee girl walks inside the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp, 20 km (12.4 miles) east of the city of Zarqa April 29, 2013 (Hamed/Courtesy Reuters)..

May 27, 2010

Global Governance
Fifteen Nuclear Agendas to Watch

The Review Conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gets underway amid new concerns about Iran and North Korea and disputes between nuclear haves and have-nots. Fifteen countries will play a…