Parliamentarian Basem Shabb argues that Hezbollah and Iran would welcome a cut in U.S. aid to the Lebanese military.
In an interview, Kheder Khaddour discusses his recent paper on how the situation in eastern Syria will impact refugees.
Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey discusses his forthcoming book on Libya after the fall of Moammar al-Qaddafi.
Russian analyst Dmitriy Frolovskiy looks at Moscow’s intentions in Syria, particularly after the Turkish attack in Afrin.
In an interview, author Andrew Scott Cooper suggests that we are entering a new phase in Iran.
Sarah Yerkes examines the causes behind the ongoing protests in Tunisia, and advises less of a resort to force.
In an interview, Jennifer Cafarella offers a situation report of the Syrian conflict at the start of 2018.
Carnegie’s Jarrett Blanc explains why the U.S. has no clear strategy toward Iran, and worries war may happen by accident.
Sinan Ülgen discusses Turkey’s options as it maneuvers in a complicated regional and international context.
Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri discusses The Insult, which has been shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Academy Awards.
Maha Yahya discusses the implications of the U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital.
In an interview, Farouk Mardam-Bey discusses the Middle East, remembers Samir Kassir, and expresses his passion for food.
In a Diwan podcast, David Kilcullen talks about Al-Qa‘eda’s future after the setbacks of the Islamic State.
What do the arrest of Saudi princes and the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister tell us about power plays in Riyadh?
Yezid Sayigh discusses the growing tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and its impact on Lebanon and Syria.
Frederic Wehrey discusses his new edited book on the factors behind sectarianism in the Middle East.
In an interview, author James Barr discusses why his book on the Franco-British rivalry in the Middle East remains relevant today.
In an interview, Kurdish journalist Fazel Hawramy discusses the legacy of the late Jalal Talabani.
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Gary Samore discusses the nuclear deal with Iran and says its flaws may eventually be corrected.