Join us on Thursday, June 23 from 16:00 till 17:30 Beirut time for a panel discussion on the topic with Akeel Abbas, Marsin Al Shamary, Mohanad Hage Ali, Harith Hassan and Zeinab Shuker.
Muqtada al-Sadr’s decision to order his parliamentary bloc members to resign could have serious ramifications, effectively ending any chance of a political settlement through the country’s established institutions and allowing the conflict to escalate to more dangerous levels.
Clashes between Turkey and the PKK have recently intensified. By ramping up confrontation with the Kurdish armed movement in Syria and Iraq, Turkish President Erdogan is likely to improve his chances of reelection in 2023.
Language is absolutely indispensable and critical element in successful diplomacy and ultimately in our own national security, and we are not great at it.
Paul Haenle will moderate a discussion with Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Singaporean scholars on the key issues in China-Middle East relations and the geopolitical implications.
In an interview, Harith Hasan discusses how environmental degradation has affected sociopolitical stability in southern Iraq.
In Iraq’s Eastern Basra region, regional conflicts and illicit activity have contributed to environmental decay, which in turn furthers instability. Unless these problems are addressed, there will be long-term consequences for Iraq and the Middle East.
Hollowed out by corruption and mismanagement and buffeted by adverse economic conditions, authoritarian governments in the Middle East are struggling to deliver the socioeconomic benefits that once pacified their publics.
The U.S. administration should adopt more cohesive policies in the region, otherwise U.S. actions may not bring greater stability, but the contrary.
In an interview, Dmitri Trenin discusses what Middle Eastern countries will be looking for in the Ukraine crisis.