Having contributed to the Assad regime’s survival, the party can now turn to other priorities.
Analyst Sergio Altuna Galán discusses Al-Qa‘eda’s rebranding, as well as the jihadi situation in Tunisia and Libya.
Nathan Brown discusses recent events in Saudi Arabia, and believes they may have a damaging effect.
Yezid Sayigh discusses the growing tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and its impact on Lebanon and Syria.
Yahia H. Zoubir discusses the situation in the Sahel, where weak states and illegal trafficking prevail.
Djallil Lounnas discusses developments in the jihadi environment of northern Africa.
Saad Andary of Lebanon’s Central Bank says its foreign currency reserves guarantee financial stability in the years ahead.
Economist Jad Chaaban talks about the challenges to Lebanon’s economy, but suggests that not all is bad.
Francis Fukuyama discusses the U.S. role in the Middle East and the future of ideology in the region.
Michael McFaul analyzes the many angles of Russia’s approach to the Syrian conflict.
In an interview, Tarek Mitri says the United Nations was not equipped to deal with the violent Arab uprisings.
Marwan Muasher talks about a new Carnegie report describing shifting Palestinian attitudes towards peace talks.
Bassem Nemeh discusses the economic burden of the Syrian refugees for Lebanon and Jordan.
Maha Yahya discusses the complexities and calculations in a Syrian refugee return
Farea al-Muslimi discusses a recent trip during which he discovered the wartime realities of his own country.
Thanassis Cambanis discusses Lebanese sectarianism and the reform movement of 2015.
The Century Foundation’s Sam Heller discusses the complexities of a governorate that continues to evade regime control.
Jihad Yazigi discusses diplomacy in Syria, Iran’s aims, and whether the Assad regime still matters.
In an interview, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed discusses his recent Washington visit.
Journalist Jihad al-Zein says the Arabs want to tame Qatar, but that the Gulf Cooperation Council will survive.