In an exclusive interview for Sada, Commander General Mazloum Abdi of the SDF discusses the impact of an anticipated Turkish offensive in northern Syria.
The renowned Omani visual artist reflects on the evolution of his career and the transformation of the art scene in Oman.
Recent efforts to rehabilitate al-Assad will set a damaging precedent for accountability, just as the international community has expressed the need to hold Russia to account for similar human rights violations in Ukraine.
The outcomes of the recent summit are promising, but they appear to be a rubberstamp of policies already in motion behind the scenes.
This debate presents two dynamics animating the current political scene in Kuwait. The first article considers the new parliament's prospects for success amidst ongoing political battles while the second piece discusses the nature of the distinctions between Sunni and Shia Islamists in the parliament.
While representing a major symbolic step, finalizing Iranian membership in the Shanghai Pact is not a panacea for the country’s current political, economic, and security challenges.
Recent talks between Al-Burhan and the FFC serve only to advance Al-Burhan’s presidential ambitions.
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and in anticipation of a post-oil future, the social contract in the UAE has been undergoing a disquieting metamorphosis.
Iraq-based Iranian Kurdish insurgents are becoming the epicenter of a coordinated Iran-led campaign to force the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to toe its security policy.
Recent diplomatic efforts have culminated in a deal between the antagonistic neighbors, but political dynamics in Lebanon raise questions about the agreement’s sustainability.
Qatar’s hosting gig has propelled the country into the international spotlight and impacted the domestic debate on social reforms.
In attempting to shift the focus from “women’s issues” in Sada’s new podcast, we were reminded that these issues should be defined by women themselves.
After a two-year hiatus, the Arab League will convene in Algiers in November against a backdrop of uncertainty and discord.
Recent Hamas leadership appointments reflect the movement’s eagerness to deepen its connections with Iran and Hezbollah.
Iranian women’s decades-long struggle for freedom of choice could lead to positive change and might present a unique opportunity to achieve long-awaited reforms.
The Syrian regime is exploiting the chaos of the ongoing war to build a flourishing drug empire.
The showdown between Libya’s rival prime ministers could continue indefinitely unless Turkey plays a more assertive mediation role.
A Saudi-Emirati-Israeli military alliance is unlikely and runs counter to the Gulf states’ security interests and diplomatic efforts with Iran.
In light of the current economic collapse, a review of Lebanon’s political history reveals that the sectarian system thrives in times of crisis.
The Saudi government’s investment in teaching Chinese is rooted in geopolitics, but implementation challenges abound.