Jillian Schwedler


Al-Qaeda's gift to Jordan's King Abdullah

The 'foiled' al-Qaeda plot was a gift to King Abdullah, whose country is 'forever on the brink'.


What's next for Yemen?

The way to post-Saleh unity in Yemen may be through less centralised state control, not more.


Forget the first anniversary of the Arab Spring

The question is not which countries have and haven't seen dictators fall, but whether the world is entering a new epoch.


The radical power of just showing up

The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street movements show that simply standing together can achieve real results.


The end of monarchical exceptionalism

The idea that Arab monarchies enjoy greater legitimacy and stability than their neighbours should finally be put to rest