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December 1, 2017

Yemen
How the Saudi Blockade Threatens Famine in Yemen

Averting famine will require Saudi Arabia to permit the resumption of commercial shipping of food and fuel to the besieged country.

Shipping to the Red Sea port of Hodeidah has been largely cut off.

September 22, 2016

Afghanistan
Afghanistan at an Inflection Point

Afghanistan’s unity government has made progress on reform but remains dogged by endemic corruption and a resilient insurgency.

August 18, 2016

Syrian Civil War
Understanding the Battle for Aleppo

The battle for Aleppo has taken a staggering civilian toll, and it is likely to escalate because both regime and opposition forces see the city as crucial to a political endgame, says expert Lina Kha…

February 12, 2016

Syria
Will Cease-Fire Agreement Bring Syrians Relief?

A cease-fire agreement in Syria may not be the turning point its international backers have claimed it is, says expert Noah Bonsey.

October 2, 2014

Libya
Is It Too Late For Libya?

Post-Qaddafi Libya is riven along regional, economic, and religious lines, and may descend into civil war despite a recent flurry of international diplomacy, says journalist Mary Fitzgerald.

April 26, 2013

Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s Looming Security Test

Afghan forces are performing well so far amid the pullback of U.S. troops, but this summer’s fighting season will offer proof of their capabilities, says CFR’s Stephen Biddle.

April 9, 2012

Egypt
Egypt’s Complex Presidential Politics

Registration is now closed for Egypt’s upcoming presidential election. CFR’s Steven A. Cook discusses major contenders, including the Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater and last-minute entrant Om…

May 3, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Bin Laden Peace Dividend for Middle East?

Osama bin Laden’s death has given the United States greater credibility in the Middle East, which President Obama can use to broadly frame an approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace within the context …

July 11, 2007

Civil Society
Brown: Hamas, Fatah Likely to Reconcile Eventually

Nathan J. Brown, an expert on Arab and Palestinian politics, says despite the major split in Palestinian ranks between Fatah and Hamas, it is “unlikely in the extreme” that some kind of peace arrange…

February 14, 2007

Palestinian Territories
Malley: Palestinian Unity Government Opens Way to Possible Agreement With Israel

Robert Malley, an expert on Middle East policy, says the recent agreement between Fatah and Hamas should be encouraged as the best way to bring about an agreement with Israel.