In an interview, Sergio Jalil discusses the Lebanese diaspora in Latin America and how Lebanon can benefit from it.
In a podcast, Carnegie Middle East scholars discuss a new report on the state of the Arab world.
Carnegie Middle East announces the release of a major new report on the state of the Arab world.
In an interview, renowned photographer Don McCullin looks back on his career and memories from the Middle East.
In an interview, academic and activist Ziad Majed examines the destructive dynamics across the Middle East.
In an interview, Detlev Mehlis reflects on international justice and his own experience as head of the Hariri assassination investigation.
Lebanon is about to get a new president, but don’t expect much.
A video posted by a politician in Lebanon tells us much about the country’s presidential campaign.
Thirty-four years after Bashir Gemayel’s assassination, what remains is a man athwart Lebanon’s history.
In an interview, Walid Joumblatt asks for more U.S. involvement in the Middle East and believes Bashar al-Assad will remain in power.
How might Lebanon’s municipal elections affect parliamentary elections next year?
The newly-elected leader of Lebanon’s Jamaa al-Islamiya faces the uphill task of reforming the party and injecting new blood into its veins.
Individuals and civil society organizations are stepping in to ensure access to education for Syrian children and save them from becoming a lost generation.
Ostensibly about Lebanon’s garbage crisis, the Beirut protests represent a rejection of Lebanon’s sectarianism, political elite, and its lack of a civil state.
The gruesome death of a long-time Syrian intelligence and military officer raises questions about the internal cohesion of the embattled Syrian regime and whether Bashar al-Assad can hold on much longer.
Assad seems to be giving up on the reintegration of rebel-held Syria into the state apparatus. Thus, entrenching himself among the militias and what remains of his army, he has precious little left to offer anyone else—no carrot, only stick.
The refugee influx, fighting along the Lebanese-Syrian border, and the intervention of Lebanese Shia and Sunni Islamists on opposite sides in Syria’s civil war have all contributed greatly to the withering of Lebanon’s already precarious stability.
The Syrian refugee crisis is a major driver of violence and political tension in Lebanon. Tolerance for the refugees is gradually turning into resentment.
The recent end to sectarian violence in Tripoli, Lebanon presents a historic opportunity for Lebanese Alawites to search for new leaders who embrace a more independent approach toward Damascus and a more conciliatory posture toward Tripoli’s Sunni majority.
Until Iran and all the other governments currently fanning the flames of war in Syria have accepted that no peace plan can work without a critical mass of armed actors on both sides, Syria’s slow collapse into Somalia-style anarchy will continue.