The rules of what is deemed acceptable political behavior are constantly shifting in Syria, with perilous consequences.
In an interview, Robert G. Rabil describes Turkey’s relations with Lebanon and its ambitions in the wider Middle East.
If Hezbollah seeks a change in the country’s political system, its weapons will not help it to do so.
Turkey is altering the nature of Syrian border areas, perhaps presaging more far-reaching steps.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.
As the scope of the fighting in Ma’rib intensifies, the signs of an attritional conflict without end are strengthening.
A country endowed with a rich and diverse national ecosystem, Lebanon has the potential and responsibility to fight pollution and deforestation, while investing in green spaces and clean energy.
Instances of excessive and potentially lethal force by Lebanese security forces against anti-government protestors have increased in recent months, including the use of live ammunition.
The discovery of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean has raised tensions in the region. Europe must act to to prevent an actual war from breaking out between Greece and Turkey.
The much-vaunted announcement that Bahrain will normalize relations with Israel, hot on the heels of the United Arab Emirates, has been greeted with excitement in Western foreign policy circles. But true stability in the region is a long way off.