Economist Jad Chaaban talks about the challenges to Lebanon’s economy, but suggests that not all is bad.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Bassem Nemeh discusses the economic burden of the Syrian refugees for Lebanon and Jordan.
There are a number of less visible impacts of the ongoing standoff in the Gulf.
Lebanon’s economy has paid a significant price for the ongoing war in Syria.
In an interview, Carole Nakhle looks at how the rise of Mohammed bin Salman may affect oil markets.
Academic Yang Guang discusses an ambitious plan that includes future Chinese cooperation with the Middle East.
In an interview, Amr Adly discusses his recent Carnegie paper on Egypt’s large private enterprises.
Algiers and Beijing have improved their economic ties, but Algeria can certainly benefit more.
Hoshyar Zebari, no paragon, has fallen victim to his rivals’ political machinations.
Calls for reconciliation may derail revolutionary demands for accountability.
The question is not whether the Sisi regime will last, but the kind of regime that is likely to emerge from Egypt’s economic turmoil.
If negotiations fail to overcome the divide between rebel factions, the East Ghouta may be heading for a permanent internal split.
The rapid depreciation of the Syrian pound has caused a further decline in the living standards of ordinary Syrians and threatens the continued functioning of what remains of the state.
As 2016 approaches, four experts examine how Syria’s economy has been affected by the war and how it might evolve in the coming year.
Individuals and civil society organizations are stepping in to ensure access to education for Syrian children and save them from becoming a lost generation.
With the Syrian city of Idlib no longer controlled by the government of President Bashar al-Assad, Aron Lund interviews Tarif al-Sayyed Issa about the situation on the ground.
Iran has signed a historic agreement regarding its nuclear program which will have subsequent effects on its regional clients, particularly Syria.
Over the last year the Islamic State gained control of a substantial portion of Syria's energy resources and infrastructure, providing leverage over the regime and depriving it of much needed revenue.
With the recent capture of the city of Palmyra, the Islamic State has reasserted its anti-Assad credentials and put another tremendous economic strain on the Syrian government.