The Israelis and Palestinians can agree on most of a final status agreement. What's holding them back is more than just settlements and incitements to violence.
Sarah Yerkes is a visiting fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs fellow. She is a former member of the State Department’s policy planning staff, where she focused on North Africa.
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Brookings' Sarah Yerkes argues that the protests that have erupted across Morocco over the last few days are unlikely to lead to an Arab Spring in the country.
Tunisia's new prime minister, Youssef Chahed, faces a long list of challenges - the most of daunting of which may be earning the trust of the Tunisian people.
On the anniversary of the terror attack on the beach resort of Sousse, Brookings' Sarah Yerkes assess the ways in which Tunisia's continuining economic challenges have only aided the terrorists' cause.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is witnessing the most vocal and angry objection to his rule since he took power via a military coup in 2013.
Because Tunisia’s terrorist problem is largely homegrown, the Tunisian government, with support from international donors, needs to address the root causes of Tunisia’s outsized foreign fighter problem.
Sarah Yerkes details the troubling increase in media censorship in the Middle East and argues that such pressure is likely to backfire.