A recent Arab opinion poll finds there is strong disapproval for any normalisation deal with Israel.
Dissent is prevalent across the country and it is being manifested in the shape of occasional protests. Last September, the general-turned-president Abdel Fattah el Sisi’s repressive government faced a major protest, too.
Except for Arab autocrats aligned with Western powers, much of the Middle East supports the Palestinian cause, according to several opinion polls.
The Arab world's silent majorities see the UAE-Bahrain move to normalise relations with the Israel as a betrayal to the Palestinian cause.
Qatar's ability to advance its interests in Libya will be tied to Turkey's success.
How a Syrian-Canadian professor of international relations and Mid East politics navigated the Assad regime's schizophrenic attitude toward social media.
In keeping with a regional crackdown, Jordan has been tightening restrictions on the Brotherhood over the last few years, forbidding their public rallies, arresting vocal government dissenters and shutting down offices.
With Sisi at the helm, the Egyptian military has tightened its grip over the economy and politics, but the president’s hold over the country is still a matter of debate.
Inspired by the Tunisian revolt, the 2011 movement in Egypt started as a revolution, eventually triggering a crisis that makes experts question if the state has failed. We trace the protests, political turnovers and waves of repression since 2011:
The late Mohamed Morsi's rise to power represented an end to Egypt's kleptocratic free-for-all.
Experts say Syria's economic woes could weaken Bashar al Assad's military stranglehold over the country.
Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years until he was ousted following mass protests against his rule in 2011.
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