Holding elections wouldn't solve all the problems Palestinians face, but they could lead to a semblance of unity, or at least modest signs of renewal and better coordination
The Saudi and U.S. government relationship is in crisis. Is the Biden administration doing enough to heal it?
A recent survey of experts on the region indicates a shift in views that Arab decisionmakers cannot ignore.
Is Hezbollah undermining its resistance by failing to address Lebanon’s many crises, as the late Anis Naccash implied?
Saad al-Hariri’s wager on a Sunni-Shi‘a partnership in the next phase is no less risky than was his alliance with Michel Aoun.
There are several reasons for why the Houthis have no incentive to reach a peace agreement in Yemen.
Developments on the ground in Dar‘a show that instability is bound to continue in the governorate.
As Egypt and Ethiopia negotiate the details of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, tensions are on the rise. Sudan, which has vested interest in the dam, too, could be an essential third party to smooth over the disputes.
As conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Iraq move toward de-escalation, postwar reconstruction will be complicated. Each country has a unique postwar outlook, but in all four countries, political reconstruction is a key foundation for long-term economic stability.
Nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East is a major policy challenge for President Joe Biden, who is eager to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.