The vast gap between the large number of senior women in Middle East politics and their notable absence from public discourse means it’s time for active steps to advance women’s inclusion.
It’s that time of year again: my review of the best books of 2014 on the politics of the Middle East.
The Arab uprisings and reactions to them have resulted in a profound militarization of the Arab world.
The Arab world's autocrats are moving beyond the authoritarian bargains and authoritarian compromises of earlier eras, toward repressive-exclusionary systems of rule.
Political attacks on Title VI funding for Middle East Studies are a ritual, which has rarely made significant inroads. But several trends make this year’s attacks more worrying.
A recent wave of scholarship has challenged many of the prevailing assumptions about the nature and significance of these social services.
The psychology of intergroup conflict explains how we can restore empathy toward bitter enemies.
It has become fashionable to dismiss the significance of the 2011 Arab uprisings, given how badly most have turned out. But, the moment of mobilization was extraordinary on its own terms.
New research demonstrates that right-wing parties that typically oppose concessions to the Palestinians do better in parts of Israel exposed to rocket attacks from Gaza.
In Jordan and other Arab countries facing a hotter and drier future, governments will need to respond decisively, or risk exacerbating already volatile socio-political conditions.