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Egypt’s generals have constantly employed repressive tools to instill fear among the population in order to stifle free expression and peaceful opposition.
The arrival of Russian air and naval reinforcements in the Eastern Mediterranean heralds a new military escalation in Aleppo.
Unless there are fundamental changes in Syria’s social and security structures, any political solution to the conflict is likely to fail.
Iran has some of the world’s largest oil and gas fields and its oil sector is, once again, occupying centre stage in the global media
The violence sweeping across the Arab world isn't a consequence of the Arab Spring, but of decades of dictatorship.
Lebanon has been trying hard to join the club of oil and gas producers but a combination of factors dominated by domestic political infighting have always meant that ambition falls well short of reality.
If Tunisia’s top-down strategy to boost investment and private-sector growth is to succeed, a bottom-up approach is also needed to address the country’s most urgent challenges.
The new US president needs to shift American policy towards the Middle East from a predominantly security perspective focused on the fight against ISIS to one that engages with larger socioeconomic triggers for instability.
Hizb al-Nour is not an Islamist party, at least in its current form; for Salafis, politics is just a means to an end—a way to protect and reinforce their religious movement.
The time for American created transformational diplomacy in the Middle East has long passed.