Debates over how to oversee and tally votes in Iraq’s provincial and national elections could spill over into popular unrest.
Despite a number of challenges, many Syrian refugees find Turkey offers much more than Europe does.
Despite the apparent military success in Mosul, the state’s ineffectiveness has driven a reliance on airstrikes and put pressure on Abadi’s government.
Local councils in Syria may form the basis of a post-conflict government with broad legitimacy, but only once their roles and powers are more clearly detailed.
Despite the inherent challenges of finding a long-term solution to Lebanon’s refugee crisis, its focus on short-term responses could worsen social and political cleavages and foster new forms of marginalization.
Hezbollah and Russia have enjoyed close cooperation in Syria, but their military successes could undermine Hezbollah’s hopes of playing a major role in the country post-conflict.
While Jordan offers comparatively favorable labor laws for the region, many migrant workers remain legally and economically vulnerable.
As the self-proclaimed Islamic State retreats further north in Iraq, they have left behind a wake of damage and destruction and a population facing hunger and the cold Iraqi winter.
The impending fall of rebel-held eastern Aleppo is a sign of the Syrian government’s success in using siege tactics that cut residents off from much-needed commodities like fuel.
Sada contributors share their take on what the extraordinary election of Donald Trump could mean for a region in turmoil.
In their emerging entente, Geagea and Aoun may restore their political relevance and catalyze Christian consolidation.
If Fatah’s upcoming internal congress excludes supporters of Mohammad Dahlan from leadership positions, it could tear the movement apart.
The operation to retake Mosul is part of a broader power struggle between Baghdad and Ankara over spheres of influence in northern Iraq.
Though the Muslim Brotherhood won a plurality of seats in Jordan’s elections, the biggest takeaway was the continued fragmentation of the vote within a weak field of parties.
Jordan’s weakened Islamists are building alliances with tribal candidates to boost votes in the upcoming elections.
Turkey’s shift away from the West since the July 15 coup attempt is a deliberate tactic to strengthen the government’s domestic support base and pursue a more aggressive regional role.
Turkey’s failed coup attempt suggests the military’s political role has reached a nadir, but politicization of the institution continues.
This year’s unprecedented Jerusalem pride parade was a political movement uniting diverse minority groups against violence rather than a celebration of selective freedoms.
The rise of the Islamic State has created both challenges and opportunities for Iranian trade networks in Iraq.
A new U.S. law targeting Hezbollah’s finances is creating more uncertainty in Lebanon’s banking sector and could have wider economic consequences.