Nicholas Haslam of Adam Smith International discusses local administration in Syria, and prospects for local autonomy.
Danyel Reiche discusses the ongoing World Cup and what it tells us about the Middle East and beyond.
Alexey Khlebnikov discusses Moscow’s role in the ongoing standoff between Iran and Israel in Syria.
Ekaterina Sokirianskaia discusses the return home of Russian jihadists who fought in Iraq and Syria.
How did Emmanuel Macron approach Donald Trump on the Middle East at their summit last week?
Former U.S. negotiator Aaron David Miller surveys the Middle East and believes transformative diplomacy is out of reach.
There is much more than ideology to the rise of Salafism in impoverished Sunni areas of Lebanon.
In an interview, Charles Glass speaks of Lebanon, his books, and what he really thinks about war.
Nora Boustany looks back on a career as one of the rare female journalists covering Lebanon’s civil war.
Nadwa al-Dawsari discusses her recent Carnegie article on relations between tribes and Al-Qa‘eda in Bayda governorate.
Carnegie’s Tim Maurer discusses his new book on Cyber mercenaries, and talks about cyber warfare in the Middle East.
Parliamentarian Basem Shabb argues that Hezbollah and Iran would welcome a cut in U.S. aid to the Lebanese military.
In an interview, Kheder Khaddour discusses his recent paper on how the situation in eastern Syria will impact refugees.
Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey discusses his forthcoming book on Libya after the fall of Moammar al-Qaddafi.
Russian analyst Dmitriy Frolovskiy looks at Moscow’s intentions in Syria, particularly after the Turkish attack in Afrin.
In an interview, author Andrew Scott Cooper suggests that we are entering a new phase in Iran.
Sarah Yerkes examines the causes behind the ongoing protests in Tunisia, and advises less of a resort to force.
In an interview, Jennifer Cafarella offers a situation report of the Syrian conflict at the start of 2018.
Carnegie’s Jarrett Blanc explains why the U.S. has no clear strategy toward Iran, and worries war may happen by accident.
Sinan Ülgen discusses Turkey’s options as it maneuvers in a complicated regional and international context.