Hezbollah may accept a new government, but would be as pleased if the country’s social and political order crumbled.
In an interview, Ali Afshari argues the Biden administration’s haste to reach a nuclear deal with Iran may lead to failure.
Because of the deep crisis in Lebanon, investors are finding ways to opt out of the financial system.
The political culture of the post-revolutionary period shows striking continuities with the prerevolutionary era.
Recent protests in Oman show that the state can no longer delay addressing unemployment through a long-term strategy.
The recent Gaza conflict showed that attitudes toward Israel in the United States are shifting.
In an interview, Mohannad Sabry discusses Egypt’s reaction to the recent conflict in Gaza.
Russia and China are supplying vaccines so as to enhance their influence in the Middle East and North Africa.
The fighting in Gaza has allowed the Islamist movement to advance its political aims, at Fatah’s expense.
In an interview, Marwan Muasher explains what the current conflict between Israelis and Palestinians means.
Gebran Bassil and Saad al-Hariri have existential political fears, but their stubbornness could undermine their ambitions.
Former foreign minister Nabil Fahmy discusses the evolving Middle East and Egypt’s role in it.
Turkey is advancing economic, energy, and military objectives in North Africa, particularly in Algeria.
Might the Arab states hand Lebanon over to Syria as compensation for distancing itself from Iran?
Jordan’s bahhara have suffered from a closed border with Syria, but efforts to resume informal trade ties continue.
Rights and human security for Palestinians and Israelis must be prioritized over resuming pointless peace talks.
Once the Palestinian Legislative Council is elected, important questions will impose themselves on all sides.
Why was Bashar al-Assad so unprepared for the Syrian uprising, and has he learned anything since?
In an interview, Frederic Hof recalls how Bashar al-Assad undercut the party’s position on the Shebaa Farms.
In an interview, Karim Sadjadpour outlines what a realistic U.S. policy toward Iran should look like.