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Yemen's Uncharted Political Landscape

A month after the Houthis took Sana, Yemen’s new political landscape remains uncharted. Charles Schmitz provides an update on how the Houthis are doing both politically and militarily in their quest to consolidate power.

Middle East Alignments: Open Questions

The Arab uprisings and the Syrian crisis have exposed fault lines not only within the region, but between regional countries and the United States. Steven Simon examines these lines between Washington and the Middle East, looking particularly at the Persian Gulf countries and Israel.

 

 

Kobani Could Be Opportunity for Turkey, Kurds, and U.S.

Turkey's sudden decision last week to open up an arms corridor from Iraq to aid the PYD's fight against ISIS in the Syrian border town of Kobani could pave the way for a resolution between Turkey and the PKK, says Gonul Tol.  A burgeoning alliance with the United States could also put new pressure on the Assad regime.

The Tunisian Elections: Toward an Arab Democratic Transition

Tunisians head to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections. Larbi Sadiki lauds the country for moving toward "a democratic consolidation further than any other post-uprising Arab country" and explains why this is so.

Despite Elections, Transitional Justice Still Elusive in Tunisia

In spite of attempts to undertake transitional justice in Tunisia, its application is still limited -- and was almost absent from the campaigns of candidates competing in Sunday's parliamentary elections. Anne Wolf examines why.

2014 Annual Banquet and Conference

Registration is now open for MEI's 68th Annual Banquet and Conference, to be held November 19-20 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington. Purchase tickets now for the Awards Banquet, honoring Ayman Asfari and Shafiq Gabr, and register for our free, all-day conference on what to expect in the Middle East in 2015.

Ali Shamkhani: Rouhani’s Bridge-Builder to the Arab World?

It has been over a year since Hassan Rouhani’s election and his pledge to reset ties with Riyadh.  The appointment of Ali Shamkhani, a practical and moderate voice, to head Iran’s Supreme National Security Council was greeted hopefully, but he has yet to prove transformational, says MEI's Alex Vatanka.

Yemen's Uncharted Political Landscape

A month after the Houthis took Sana, Yemen’s new political landscape remains uncharted. Charles Schmitz provides an update on how the Houthis are doing both politically and militarily in their quest to consolidate power.

Middle East Alignments: Open Questions

The Arab uprisings and the Syrian crisis have exposed fault lines not only within the region, but between regional countries and the United States. Steven Simon examines these lines between Washington and the Middle East, looking particularly at the Persian Gulf countries and Israel.

 

 

Kobani Could Be Opportunity for Turkey, Kurds, and U.S.

Turkey's sudden decision last week to open up an arms corridor from Iraq to aid the PYD's fight against ISIS in the Syrian border town of Kobani could pave the way for a resolution between Turkey and the PKK, says Gonul Tol.  A burgeoning alliance with the United States could also put new pressure on the Assad regime.

The Tunisian Elections: Toward an Arab Democratic Transition

Tunisians head to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections. Larbi Sadiki lauds the country for moving toward "a democratic consolidation further than any other post-uprising Arab country" and explains why this is so.

Despite Elections, Transitional Justice Still Elusive in Tunisia

In spite of attempts to undertake transitional justice in Tunisia, its application is still limited -- and was almost absent from the campaigns of candidates competing in Sunday's parliamentary elections. Anne Wolf examines why.

2014 Annual Banquet and Conference

Registration is now open for MEI's 68th Annual Banquet and Conference, to be held November 19-20 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington. Purchase tickets now for the Awards Banquet, honoring Ayman Asfari and Shafiq Gabr, and register for our free, all-day conference on what to expect in the Middle East in 2015.

Ali Shamkhani: Rouhani’s Bridge-Builder to the Arab World?

It has been over a year since Hassan Rouhani’s election and his pledge to reset ties with Riyadh.  The appointment of Ali Shamkhani, a practical and moderate voice, to head Iran’s Supreme National Security Council was greeted hopefully, but he has yet to prove transformational, says MEI's Alex Vatanka.

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