Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
As Lebanon grapples with its public debt, it is avoiding the most effective means of securing greater revenue.
Lebanon is increasingly mistreating its Syrian refugees, even sending some home to face a terrible fate.
At a workshop in Bahrain last week, Jared Kushner gave a slick presentation of the economic portion of the White House’s new peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians. But beneath the glossy packaging were the same failed ideas.
By leading a new diplomatic effort to end the conflict and begin reconstruction, Trump could both extricate the U.S. from the conflict and help stabilize the region.
After the defeat of the Islamic State, the balance of power in Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate is changing.
The Trump administration’s economic vision for Palestinians is both breathless and blind.
The most obvious reason for the delayed release of Trump’s promised Middle East peace plan is Israel’s unsettled electoral politics. But Palestinian opposition and Arab apathy also limit its prospects.
Lebanon’s military has increasingly integrated women, but the next challenge is anchoring their gains.