Tunisia celebrates 160 years of constitutionalism.Read more
Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, resigned from office and Saudi State News Agency al-Arabiya announced that in an anti-corruption probe led by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, eleven princes, fourteen sitting ministers and ‘tens’ of ex-ministers have been detained.Read more
Saudi Arabia hosted its Future Investment Initiative summit in Riyadh this week, one policeman was killed and eight others injured in an attack in Bahrain’s capital Manama, and The UAE announced plans for the state owned company Emirates to develop a fleet of driverless vehicles.Read more
The rise of Mohammad bin Salman raises the question of Saudi Arabia’s future relationships with the US and Russia.Read more
UN-backed talks intended to resolve differences between rival factions in Libya ended on Saturday after a month of activity, dozens of Egyptian police were killed in clashes with militants in the country’s western desert, and the US Department of Defense announced that US forces conducted airstrikes on two ISIS training camps in Yemen.Read more
Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, Lina Khatib, addresses the power dynamics behind the crisis in the Gulf, its motivations, and implications for conflicts in the region.Read more
While members of the Palestinian diaspora occupy a precarious social position and are often subject to successive removals from new homes, refugees have nonetheless put down roots and sought to secure their new homes in a number of ways.
Dr. Nadya Hajj, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, shows how this is the case.