Country Profiles

Across the subcontinent, fragile coalitions between rival political parties have jointly governed state and local governments.  Read more...
The number of Iraqis who have died as a result of violence since the U.S.–led invasion in 2003 continues to rise.  Read more...
Jordan’s current economic troubles are, in large part, the result of external factors, particularly the recent spike in the price of oil and other basic commodities in the global market.  Read more...
On Sunday, 25 May, Lebanon’s Parliament elected General Michel Suleiman, commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, as president, ending a six-month crisis during which time the post remained vacant.  Read more...
Israel’s closure of Palestinian borders continues to take its toll on Palestinians.  Read more...
At the end of March, the annual summit of the Arab League was held in Syria, which concluded with a failure to resolve any of the serious issues on the agenda.  Read more...
The constitutional changes announced by President Hosni Mubarak in late 2006 continue to be criticized by opposition parties.  Read more...
Eritrea’s conflict with Ethiopia over their shared border was finally resolved in November.  Read more...


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