Country Profiles

The 22-month closure of Gaza’s borders continues to affect all aspects of its life.  Read more...
King Abdullah’s view that the creation of a new sovereign Arab Palestinian state between Israel and Jordan is the only path to peace must be seriously investigated.  Read more...
Lebanon’s political and security situation improved in 2009 after being on the brink of civil war a year ago.  Read more...
Lebanon’s first ambassador to Syria, Michel Khoury, took up his post in Damascus in April.   Read more...
The 2010 national elections dominate political discourse in this country. It is still not certain if the opposition will participate.  Read more...
Ethiopia confronts a tangle of daunting domestic and international challenges.  Read more...
Egypt has been pursuing an aggressive program of political and economic reform in recent years.   Read more...
Many expected war to resume between Eritrea and Ethiopia when U.N. peacekeepers left the buffer zone.  Read more...


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