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.
Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri discusses The Insult, which has been shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Academy Awards.
Maha Yahya discusses the implications of the U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital.
In an interview, Farouk Mardam-Bey discusses the Middle East, remembers Samir Kassir, and expresses his passion for food.
In a Diwan podcast, David Kilcullen talks about Al-Qa‘eda’s future after the setbacks of the Islamic State.
What do the arrest of Saudi princes and the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister tell us about power plays in Riyadh?
Yezid Sayigh discusses the growing tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and its impact on Lebanon and Syria.