Lebanon’s government is betting that a new waste plan and a national dialogue to elect a president will end ongoing protests by the “You Stink” movement.
Hamas seeks to improve ties with Saudi Arabia while preserving its pre-existing regional interlocutors, including Iran.
Hamas’s pivot to Saudi Arabia may help Khaled Meshaal isolate the military wing and obtain a credible truce with Israel.
Political deadlock within the Kurdistan Regional Government is hindering the shift from an executive to a parliamentary system.
The political rise of the Badr Organization and its leader, Hadi al-Ameri, is paving the way for a garrison state in Iraq.
Assad may be relinquishing authority over certain parts of Syria he is unable to hold or recapture, but the war is sure to drag on for some time.
Amid rising terror threats, meaningful security sector reform risks being delayed indefinitely.
Free Patriotic Movement protests are just the latest of Michel Aoun’s tactics to secure the presidency and empower his party.
Despite their mixed military record, Iraq’s Shia militias are growing in public standing in the wake of Ramadi.
The fight against the Islamic State has disrupted food production in Iraq, but the Iraqi government is in no shape to fill the food gap.
Turkey’s general elections show the HDP successfully broadened its voter base, but it is unclear how this will affect negotiations to form a parliamentary coalition.
Although political considerations are the main drivers of Iran’s policy toward Syria, economic interests are playing an ever greater role.
The rise of the latest manifestation of the Salafi-jihadi camp in Gaza is politically worrying for Hamas.
Sunni tribal disagreements over the role of the Popular Mobilization Forces—which have so far prevented developing a broader security strategy against the Islamic State—might change in the aftermath of Ramadi.
The Iraqi government’s military stumbles gave Iran-aligned militias a chance to push back, but for now Prime Minister Abadi holds on.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad is broadening its mission and moving slowly down the same road taken earlier by Fatah and then Hamas.
The Israeli blockade, along with donor fatigue and the prospect of continued conflict, has prevented reconstruction efforts in Gaza.
Amid the fight against the Islamic State, Iraq is witnessing another struggle for power between Abadi’s nationalist Shia factions and Iranian-backed militias.
After several setbacks outside of Damascus, Assad’s regime has turned to fighting terrorists operating near or inside Yarmouk refugee camp, while its residents are trapped between the two assaults.
The decision to unite four Arab parties in the Knesset may usher in an era of increased cooperation in securing the interests of Palestinians.