Parliamentarian Basem Shabb argues that Hezbollah and Iran would welcome a cut in U.S. aid to the Lebanese military.
Yemen has entered a new political and military phase following the death of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and the infighting in Aden between U.A.E.-backed secessionists and forces under the command of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
In an interview, Kheder Khaddour discusses his recent paper on how the situation in eastern Syria will impact refugees.
Egypt’s upcoming presidential election may not remove the incumbent, but many problems lie ahead if he wins.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Jacqueline Parry discusses post-conflict reconciliation in Iraq, and the possible reemergence of an Iraqi nationalism.
As the Trump presidency passes its one-year mark, it provides an opportunity to take stock of the administration’s Middle East policy. Trump’s short term failures, and even his successes, may lead to unintended consequences that will weaken the U.S. position in the region.
Steven Heydemann discusses postwar reconstruction in Syria, and how it might affect the future of the Assad regime.
Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey discusses his forthcoming book on Libya after the fall of Moammar al-Qaddafi.
Implementation of the NSG guidelines—including by Pakistan—should significantly reduce the likelihood that Saudi Arabia will enrich uranium anytime soon.