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.
A mining operation in the Chouf Mountains reveals the appeal of cryptocurrency in the context of Lebanon’s financial crisis.
The Lebanese Forces had a strong showing in recent elections, but a conversation with Samir Geagea, the party’s chairman, indicates challenges ahead.
Calling on the ICC to investigate the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh may not guarantee accountability as Israel continues to flout the decisions of international bodies.
Russia hoped that a wave of foreign fighters would rally to support its fight in Ukraine, but no one came.
Although many Arabs express sympathy for the Ukrainian people, social media reveals a current of support for Russian President Vladimir Putin that is rooted in polarization.
Disrupting UNRWA is a deliberate strategy to undermine Palestinians’ protracted refugee status and impose normalization. But, in the Gaza Strip, does this also mean disempowering the Hamas government?
The collision between Iraqi paramilitaries allied with Iran and the Sadrist current risks fueling tribal conflicts in southern Iraq and in other parts of the country.
As the Syrian war continues, not only are Syrians being denied human rights in Syria, but they are also increasingly denied humanity in other countries, resulting in illegal refoulement.
In Jordan, environmentalists have transformed a large swath of the Jordan Valley into a lush oasis through collaboration with local communities.
Moqtada al-Sadr, the biggest winner in the recent election, aspires to implement grand changes in Iraq, but reform is easier said than done.
The Islamic State (ISIS) has morphed into a non-spatial insurgency capable of conquering territorial boundaries.
Although the issue of women is prominent in the artwork of Arab women artists, the freedom that women artists enjoy is limited due to censorship, whether it is self-imposed or institutional.
In a time of intense political and social turmoil, will the recent spate of constitutional amendments encourage democratic reform or will they increase the rift between the people and the state?
The more-for-more approach can kickstart the deadlocked political process but cannot resolve the conflict.
The UAE is revisiting its foreign policy goals with the aim of boosting its global trade partnerships and ensuring its security and political stability, by replacing robust military intervention and proxy politics with dialogue and diplomacy.
The Syrian Jihadist group, HTS, is attempting to improve its image by turning to local jihad and distancing itself from its former hardline allies; a move that is indicative of HTS’ hope to obtain international political recognition and alter its continued status as a “terrorist” organization.
The UAE’s $10 billion investment in Turkey is only the tip of the normalization iceberg. The warm meeting between Emirati and Turkish leaders might be an indicator of possible rapprochement, intended for both parties’ adversaries.
The new Israeli government has made several initial foreign policy shifts to ensure the longest possible lull on the borders with Gaza while it deals with the Iranian nuclear issue. But how does Hamas view these shifts?