Turkey’s military operation in Afrin is a harbinger of more difficult ties with the United States.
Two months after the political turmoil in Lebanon, which placed its prime minister under the world’s scrutiny, Lebanese politics seem to have resumed.
The Afrin operation is the result of a Russian-Turkish land swap, whose long-term repercussions will be significant.
Russian analyst Dmitriy Frolovskiy looks at Moscow’s intentions in Syria, particularly after the Turkish attack in Afrin.
The Islamic State’s defeat in Syria will not automatically bring displaced people home. A broader political settlement that reflects regional and national realities will be required.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
If the Trump administration stops funding UNRWA, the humanitarian consequences will be dramatic.
In an interview, Jennifer Cafarella offers a situation report of the Syrian conflict at the start of 2018.
Trump’s decision on Jerusalem only came after multiple US decisions that redefined Resolution 242, which affirms the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war”.
Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri discusses The Insult, which has been shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Academy Awards.