A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
In an interview, Haroutioun Akdedian discusses his recent Carnegie article on the expansion of Syria’s religious domain.
In an interview, Edward Thomas unpacks the recent protests in Sudan, where the president has just been removed from office.
In an interview, Michele Dunne speaks about the growing number of Egyptian exiles, and the consequences of this.
In an interview, Dmitri Trenin outlines the broad principles guiding Russian policy in the Middle East.
In an interview, Syrian author Subhi Hadidi helps take us into the system and mind of Bashar al-Assad.
In an interview, Emadeddin Badi talks about today’s Libya, which faces both civil war and state collapse.
In an interview, activist Norman Finkelstein discusses his new book on the Palestinian territory and the situation there today.
Carnegie President William J. Burns discusses the Middle East and what the future may hold for a troubled region.
In an interview, Maren Koss argues that while Hezbollah and Hamas split over Syria, they see advantages in reconciliation.
Nicholas Haslam of Adam Smith International discusses local administration in Syria, and prospects for local autonomy.
Danyel Reiche discusses the ongoing World Cup and what it tells us about the Middle East and beyond.
Alexey Khlebnikov discusses Moscow’s role in the ongoing standoff between Iran and Israel in Syria.
Ekaterina Sokirianskaia discusses the return home of Russian jihadists who fought in Iraq and Syria.
How did Emmanuel Macron approach Donald Trump on the Middle East at their summit last week?
Former U.S. negotiator Aaron David Miller surveys the Middle East and believes transformative diplomacy is out of reach.
There is much more than ideology to the rise of Salafism in impoverished Sunni areas of Lebanon.
In an interview, Charles Glass speaks of Lebanon, his books, and what he really thinks about war.
Nora Boustany looks back on a career as one of the rare female journalists covering Lebanon’s civil war.
Nadwa al-Dawsari discusses her recent Carnegie article on relations between tribes and Al-Qa‘eda in Bayda governorate.