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Algeria: Quiet but Not Calm

Former Ambassador to Algeria Robert Ford writes of how, despite the appearance of stability, Algeria is facing large political and economic challenges.

Rebuilding the U.S.-Egyptian Strategic Relationship

General Anthony Zinni lays out the reasons why President Obama’s decision to lift the freeze on delivery of military aid to Egypt was the right thing to do.

Turkey's Balancing Act between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Gonul Tol outlines the economic benefits that Turkey stands to gain from the interim nuclear deal reached by Iran and the P5+1, but also the challenges the deal poses for Turkey in its dealings with Saudi Arabia. 

Turkey's Achilles Heel: The Economy

W. Robert Pearson, former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, explains how the country's economy is in trouble and what the Turkish government can do to remedy the downward turn.

The Hashd: Redrawing the Military and Political Map of Iraq

Fanar Haddad discusses the rise of Shi'i militias - the Hashd - in Iraq, and asserts that "the United States and others will have no alternative but to come to terms with the Hashd - and its Iranian backers - as a fact of Iraqi political and military life."

The Recurring Rise and Fall of Political Islam

For political Islamic groups, the past four years have been the best of years and the worst of years.  In his chapter for the forthcoming CSIS publication, "Rocky Harbors: Taking Stock of the Middle East in 2015," Paul Salem chronicles and analyzes the shifting fortunes of political Islam in the region.

Algeria: Quiet but Not Calm

Former Ambassador to Algeria Robert Ford writes of how, despite the appearance of stability, Algeria is facing large political and economic challenges.

Rebuilding the U.S.-Egyptian Strategic Relationship

General Anthony Zinni lays out the reasons why President Obama’s decision to lift the freeze on delivery of military aid to Egypt was the right thing to do.

Turkey's Balancing Act between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Gonul Tol outlines the economic benefits that Turkey stands to gain from the interim nuclear deal reached by Iran and the P5+1, but also the challenges the deal poses for Turkey in its dealings with Saudi Arabia. 

Turkey's Achilles Heel: The Economy

W. Robert Pearson, former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, explains how the country's economy is in trouble and what the Turkish government can do to remedy the downward turn.

The Hashd: Redrawing the Military and Political Map of Iraq

Fanar Haddad discusses the rise of Shi'i militias - the Hashd - in Iraq, and asserts that "the United States and others will have no alternative but to come to terms with the Hashd - and its Iranian backers - as a fact of Iraqi political and military life."

The Recurring Rise and Fall of Political Islam

For political Islamic groups, the past four years have been the best of years and the worst of years.  In his chapter for the forthcoming CSIS publication, "Rocky Harbors: Taking Stock of the Middle East in 2015," Paul Salem chronicles and analyzes the shifting fortunes of political Islam in the region.

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