In an interview, Jean-Pierre Filiu discusses his recent book on the mechanisms of survival adopted by Arab regimes.
Gulf-based Salafi financiers have had a diminished role in the Syrian civil war recently, but their influence will linger in the country's religious sphere.
A preliminary assessment of Iraq’s parliamentary elections suggests that compromise will be inevitable.
As Hamas tries to rebuild its military credibility, Israel is reacting to this in lethal ways.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Syria’s regime is changing the country’s urban planning laws to punish its foes and reward loyalists.
Donald Trump has withdrawn from the nuclear deal with Iran, but he appears to have no Plan B.
Lebanese elections showed that the pro-Iran party’s sway depends on adapting to changing political circumstances.
Agnès Favier discusses France’s role in Syrian diplomacy, the fate of the Syrian Democratic Forces, and what happens after the fall of the eastern Ghouta.
The Trump administration appears committed to working "by-with-through" local partners in the Middle East. Doing so effectively requires a clear political strategy and continued diplomatic engagement in the region.