The hybridization of security governance in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen leaves them with forms of sovereignty that are both constrained and constantly contested.
Although stabilization programs were not part of the Syrian political transformation initially envisioned, they did cultivate more inclusive, capable local governance. But with larger military and political factors shaping outcomes on the ground in Syria, what will endure of this?
By closing its representative institution to the Palestinians, the Trump administration has again harmed peace prospects.
The conflicts generating mass population movements from and within the Middle East have become global in nature, and their destabilizing effect can be felt far beyond its borders. Addressing their ramifications requires bold leadership and a sense of shared responsibility at the global, regional, and national levels.
In an interview, Jeffrey G. Karam discusses the papers of Emir Farid Chehab, a former Lebanese spy chief.
In cutting funding to people-to-people programs for Palestinians, Washington is doing much harm.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Israel’s military chief of staff warns that West Bank violence may increase, and he may well be right.
The political landscape in the region, which is directly reflected in Lebanon, is now on the verge of being redesigned.
Once the Idlib standoff ends, Syria’s regime and its allies will turn eastwards where another complex situation prevails.