As Lebanon continues to flatten the coronavirus curve and as the country opens up again, the protest movement is largely expected to make a comeback, with protestors again voicing demands for an independent judiciary, accountability, early parliamentary elections, and financial reform—among others.
Arms sales to countries in the Yemen conflict continue, despite violations of human rights and conditions of transfer.
In an interview, Dalia Ghanem discusses her recent paper on the Algerian-Tunisian border region.
Conservative Republicans have unveiled a report that could have terrible consequences for a country already facing ruin.
Along the Egypt-Sudan border, tensions have been rising for several decades despite limited efforts at cooperation. Both countries need to reexamine their border policies to prevent further escalation.
In an interview, Anton Mardasov discusses rising Russian influence in Syria and where this might lead.
Having lost the cushion of Gulf support, many Arab states are looking for external financing from international financial institutions and other donors such as China (particularly in North Africa) and the United States.
The Syrian military’s efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic have not greatly affected its operations.
The Syrian-Turkish border has also allowed Turkey to play a greater role in Syria, fulfilling Turkish regional ambitions while also generating economic activity ensuring that internally displaced Syrian refugees remain inside Syria.
The coronavirus pandemic is changing perspectives on governance and how armed forces interact with society, but nowhere is this more salient than in the Arab world.