The Chinese president’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia highlighted the Arabs’ desire to diversify their foreign relations.
The Assad regime seeks to reassert control over the frontier with Turkey, in that way becoming regionally relevant again.
President Qaïs Saied’s visit to Washington this week is bound to have left him disappointed.
The countless discussions about a U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East should actually be formulated in reverse.
In an interview, Nikita Smagin explains what is behind the Russian-Iranian rapprochement, as well as its limitations.
Gebran Bassil has just been humiliated by Hezbollah, but that will likely not end his ties with the party.
Kurds in Iran, Iraq, and northern Syria are facing a series of threats from governments in the region.
In an interview, Saeid Golkar argues that, whoever wins, the protests in Iran have changed the country dramatically.
The path out of Lebanon’s presidential impasse remains unclear, highlighting the boundaries of Hezbollah’s influence.
A recent Carnegie report argued that Arab students were falling behind global standards, and examined innovative ways to reverse this trend.
Many eyes will be on Iran’s side in the World Cup, but conflating it with the regime would be a mistake.
The Gulf emirate has succeeded in using football as one dimension of its national security strategy.
In an interview, Yezid Sayigh argues that a recent IMF loan to Egypt did little to reduce the military’s role in the economy.
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“Apartheid” is used emotionally when it comes to treatment of Palestinians, but increasingly it also has analytical usefulness.
In an interview, Michael Vatikiotis discusses the Levant’s lost cosmopolitanism and how it influenced his own family.
Egypt’s path toward playing an international role on climate change will encounter two significant stumbling blocks.
As countries gather in Egypt, a major theme will be whether the developed world will assist poorer countries in climate adaptation.
A new Carnegie report underlines that innovation, not imitation, is the key to education reform in the Arab world.
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