On Wednesday last week, the United Arab Emirates announced they would begin a significant withdrawal of ground troops from Yemen, where it participates in the Saudi-led coalition supporting the Sunni government. The troop drawdown signals a growing understanding in the coalition that the war cannot be won decisively through military means, especially as international scrutiny […]

Algeria entered a period of great uncertainty on Tuesday as its interim president’s mandate expired. After former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted in April, Abdelkader Bensalah stepped into office for 90 days to create some stability and organize new elections. However, presidential elections planned for July were scrapped, extending Bensalah’s presidency indefinitely. The vote is […]

The Middle East Monitor reports on a new study by the Pew Research Center that found that nearly half of all refugees admitted to the U.S. in 2016 are Muslims. Released on Wednesday the study indicated that a a total of 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, making up almost half (46%) of […]