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.
Warring parties in Syria have weaponized aid by granting or withholding humanitarian access, complicating the work of aid organizations.
Jordan’s latest government and constitutional changes could allow the monarchy to shift the burden of austerity to an elected government
The driving factors of the new war between Turkey and the PKK are intricately linked to the Syrian theater.
Sada launches its first eBook, a collection of essays that explores the region’s deep political changes since the Arab uprisings.
Tensions among Haider al-Abadi, Muqtada al-Sadr, and their rivals result from power struggles, not real disputes over reform.
In Ain al-Hilweh, Islamist militants are working alongside the PLO and pro-Syrian factions to prevent allies of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra from dragging the camp into war.
More coordination between international donors, the public sector, and civil society actors could fill gaps in education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Months of planning and Russian air support led to a final, successful battle to recapture Palmyra by Syrian regime forces that has helped boost their morale.
Saudi Arabia’s recent moves against Hezbollah and the Lebanese government could end up weakening its own allies and further destabilizing the Lebanese political arena.
The latest budget confirms that Jordan is increasingly dependent on public debt and foreign aid to prop up continued spending—especially on energy subsidies.
Laws restricting political representation, civil society, and free speech are disproportionately affecting Israel’s Arab citizens.
Working side-by-side with Russian officers in Syria is sure to improve Hezbollah’s offensive fighting capabilities.
Despite the small but important military victory in Ramadi, Iraqi forces still face significant challenges fighting the Islamic State in Anbar and reining in Shia militias in Diyala and Basra.
Saad Hariri’s attempt to split the March 8 alliance by endorsing Sleiman Frangieh for president has instead divided March 14 and complicated Lebanon’s search for a president.
Hamas’s economic predicament drives it to maintain ties with jihadi groups in Sinai even as it seeks to crack down on jihadi cells within Gaza.