arab world

  • March 1, 2013  

    Two years after the rise of Arab Spring and the fall of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s financial hardships have not improved under the considerable political unrest. Protests have crippled the country’s tourism industry and construction in Cairo has ceased. Margaret Warner previews Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the country. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2012  

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dismissed the Arab League’s plans to end his country’s 10-month old crisis Monday. Ray Suarez discusses the organization’s presence in the embattled country with Emile Hokayem of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Continue reading

  • May 20, 2011  

    Mansoor al-Jamri, former editor of Alwasat, Bahrain’s largest independent newspaper, faces charges that his paper intentionally published false news reports to destabilize the Persian Gulf kingdom. Margaret Warner reports on the case and discusses the government’s crackdowns with al-Jamri. Continue reading

  • July 23, 2008  

    As the presidential hopefuls define their foreign policy agendas for the Middle East, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will continue to present a unique set of challenges to the next commander-in-chief. Analysts mull the obstacles to ending the decades-long conflict. Continue reading

  • June 23, 2008  

    A U.S. government-funded Arab language television network, Al Hurra, has been the focus of recent criticism over both its lack of viewership and content choices. Two experts discuss how the network has fared and its ties to U.S. diplomacy efforts in the Middle East. Continue reading