Analysis: Sudden and large-scale protests in Kazakhstan have led many to draw comparisons with the Arab Spring revolutions. But autocrats have shored-up power since then, and Russia and China have vested interests in the status quo.
Analysis: China's Belt and Road Initiative has provided the capital for infrastructure projects across the less developed world, but once the projects are done, local governments are often left in Beijing's debt.
As Syria enters its eleventh year of war there appears little hope for the situation to improve in 2022. The New Arab spoke with four Syria experts about the issues Syria might face in the coming year.
Analysis: Palestinian Christians have played a key role in Palestinian history, participating in shaping national identity and culture. While some names are widely known, others deserve more recognition.