A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Ankara is dealing with the United States and Russia, but what is defining this treacherous triangle?
After Lebanon’s civil war ended in 1990, it began rapidly expanding the public debt. This debt has exacerbated widening socioeconomic inequalities, now threatening the country’s stability.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa
In the absence of well-organised political forces, it has been easy for the army to put itself in the driver’s seat.
In an interview, Joseph Daher says the Syrian reconstruction approach is impoverishing an exhausted population.
The U.S. has been pliant, if not complicit, in Israel’s efforts to annex large parts of the West Bank.
Countries are forcibly sending Syrians back home, though their country remains highly insecure.
What trends should we be watching to better assess the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the decades ahead?
The Islamist political party Ennahda has decided to focus on politics over preaching. This shift has forced it to rebuild its legitimacy on argument rather than religion.