A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Because of the deep crisis in Lebanon, investors are finding ways to opt out of the financial system.
In an interview, Hamza Meddeb discusses the 2020 protests in the impoverished Tunisian region of Tataouine.
Despite statements to the contrary, Lebanon’s political class seems unenthusiastic about forming a government today.
In an interview, David Linfield argues that international donors are benefiting existing power structures in the Middle East.
As elections near, among the country’s priorities will be to address the shortcomings of its political system and its identity.
Lebanon’s ad hoc approach to its myriad economic shocks will leave scars that are long-lasting.
In an interview, Kawthar Dara discusses how regional disparities have added to Lebanon’s fragility.
The American University of Beirut can serve as an example to a crisis-ridden higher education sector in the United States.
Egypt has long sought to expand habitation and agriculture into the desert, but the obstacles are great.
In an interview, Saad Andary discusses Lebanon’s economic crisis and criticizes the government’s plans for addressing it.
Today, four of the five pillars that had sustained Lebanon are collapsing, creating fears for the future.
In an interview, Dan Azzi discusses the many facets of Lebanon’s financial crisis.
In an interview, Mike Azar discusses Lebanon’s ongoing difficulties in reaching a consensus on a financial revival plan.
In an interview, Joseph Daher examines the multiple factors that have brought about the collapse of the Syrian economy.
Asserting the failure of Lebanon’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund is premature.
Conservative Republicans have unveiled a report that could have terrible consequences for a country already facing ruin.
In an interview, Amer Bisat says a consensus is emerging that an IMF plan is Lebanon’s only way of securing foreign funding.
The Makhlouf affair may accelerate a generalized collapse of Syria’s economy and effective control over the country.
Ankara is pushing problematic policies as its president’s political survival is hitting up against economic imperatives.