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November 8, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s Shaky Experiment in Modernization

With a bold modernization project, Saudi Arabia is embarking on reforms U.S. policymakers have been urging for decades. The crown prince’s recent crackdown could undermine this crucial effort.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presides over a meeting in Riyadh.

May 25, 2017

Iran
A New Mideast Cold War Intensifies

The reelection of Iran’s Hassan Rouhani, as well as U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s strong affirmation of ties with Sunni Arab states, sets the stage for an intense new round of competition in the M…

Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman attend the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh.

May 7, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Clouds Over Camp David Summit

The U.S. and Gulf Arab leaders gathering in Camp David are pursuing divergent courses in the Middle East, with differences over Iran nuclear talks likely to drive them further apart, writes CFR’s Ray…

April 17, 2015

Saudi Arabia
The New Saudi Foreign Policy

Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen marks a more assertive foreign policy that is less inclined to rely on the United States and could intensify the sectarian rift with Iran across the region, write…

March 25, 2014

Egypt
Egypt’s Fateful Verdict

The Egyptian government’s widening crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members, including a surge in death sentences, threatens to radicalize a new generation of Egyptians and spawn jihadist violence, wr…

October 31, 2013

Egypt
Reforming the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood needs to withdraw and reform if it’s to become a viable political force in the years ahead. CFR’s Ed Husain highlights a course for change.

May 21, 2012

Egypt
A New Presidential Authority in Egypt

Even before Egyptians cast ballots for a new president this week, they will have engineered a surprising shift in power that reflects impressive strides, writes CFR’s Steven Cook.

April 6, 2012

Development
Reforming Egypt’s Untenable Subsidies

Addressing Egypt’s economically debilitating subsidy system will be hard amid political transition, but with the country’s social contract under review, the time is ripe for reform needed to put the …