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May 20, 2015

Politics and Government
Beji Caid Essebsi and Tunisia’s Identity Politics

The Tunisian president, Beji Caid Essebsi, is coming to Washington today for meetings with President Obama. It is a big moment. Tunisian leaders have visited multiple times since Zine El Abedine Ben …

Beji Caid Essebsi

November 12, 2014

Tunisia
Tunisia: First Impressions

Tunis—Ever since Tunisia’s October 26 elections, there has been a raft of paeans to the “birthplace of the Arab Spring.” Tunisia does look pretty good, especially as it sits in between the chaos, res…

Tunisia First Impressions_2

December 17, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Tunisia: The Last Hope of the Arab Spring

The "Arab Spring" has not brought the spread of peace, democracy, and human rights in the Arab world, which was the original hope. Neither Egypt, nor Syria, nor Libya have attained the conditions for…

October 31, 2013

United States
This Week: Syria Destroys CW Facilities, Egypt Continues Crackdown, and Washington Hosts Maliki

Significant Developments Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced today that Syria had “completed rendering inoperable its chemical weapons production and assembly i…

Workers dressed in protective clothes during a chemical weapons demonstration (Bimmer/Courtesy Reuters).

August 15, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Egypt’s Brutal Crackdown, Syrian-Related Diplomacy, and Israelis and Palestinians Negotiate

Significant Developments Egypt. President Barack Obama today strongly condemned the Egyptian military’s use of force and announced the cancellation of next month’s joint U.S.-Egyptian "Bright Star" …

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi carry a man who was wounded by rubber bullets and affected by tear gas during clashes with riot police on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in central Cairo July 15, 2013 (Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters).

February 8, 2013

Egypt
Voices From the Region: Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq

“Ghannouchi, assassin, criminal…Tunisia is free, terrorism out.” –Demonstrators against Tunisia’s ruling party Ennahda during Chorki Belaid’s funeral “Morsi is an employee who works for us. He must…

A protester wears a Tunisian flag during a demonstration in Tunis February 7, 2013 (Larbi/Courtesy Reuters).

October 19, 2012

Israel
Middle East Matters: Quotes of the Week

“An attack by the Zionist regime would be an opportunity to destroy that regime…Their defense mechanism is not planned for big and long wars. Their threats are only psychological and if they cross th…

Hossein Salami, acting commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, speaks during Tehran's Friday prayers (Nikoubazl/Courtesy Reuters).

May 31, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Egypt’s Vote and Syria’s Massacre

Significant Middle East Developments Egypt. The Presidential Elections Commission officially announced Monday that there will be a run-off between Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq for the presidency…

A man cleans the scene of the burnt campaign headquarters of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq in Cairo on May 29, 2012 (Mohammed Salem/Courtesy Reuters).

October 24, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Tunisia’s Democratic Test Still Awaits

A vendor sits in his shop in Sidi Bou Sai, a popular tourist district, north of Tunisia on October 22, 2011 (Jamal Saidi/Courtesy Reuters). Tunisia’s first truly free elections also mark the first e…

Tunisia’s Democratic Test Still Awaits

April 22, 2011

Yemen
Weekend Reading

A woman weaves a carpet at a factory in Mashad, east of Tehran (Caren Firouz/Courtesy Reuters) Qifa Nabki on the Lebanese stalemate in forming a new government. Joshua Landis on Syria Comme…

Weekend Reading