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What the Year 2014 Holds for the Middle East and the Caucasus

Claude Salhani | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Claude Salhani

It is that time of year again when analysts are asked to put on their thinking cap and try to predict what the coming 12 months may hold for some the more troubled regions of the world. This is by no means a simple exercise.

Will There Be Another Arab Spring in 2061?

Sami Moubayed | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

The future of the Arab World, whether seculars like it or not, is going to be in the hands of Islamic parties-- at least -- for the foreseeable future. This trend, just like Arab nationalism before it, will not last forever.

Egypt Is Burning, and It Is Not a Facebook or Twitter Event

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

The majority of the 80 million people of Egypt live in abject poverty. They go to kiosks to make calls. A substantial number have never used the internet. They are not twittering -- they are out on the streets giving vent to three decades of anger.