Saudi Arabia’s refusal to deal with Lebanon represents a political opportunity cost in its rivalry with Iran.
In an interview, author James Hanning discusses his new book on the spy Kim Philby’s years in Beirut.
Regional and international actors are accumulating cards to engage in a new Middle Eastern power game.
After spending decades deriding the post-Taif constitution, Michel Aoun has just shown Maronites its merits.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.
The challenge for Western policymakers is to avoid viewing Russian activism in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa through an exclusively zero-sum lens. The region’s political disarray, complexities, and especially the unpredictability of local rulers all present built-in buffers to Russian influence—as they do to all external players.
As the country enters treacherous territory, it must prioritize measures that arrest economic and institutional collapse to avert a far worse crisis.
Hezbollah’s actions in the past year and a half have turned many Lebanese against the party.
Lebanon is caught between a rock and a hard place, and the implications of it as a failed state.
A Timeline of Events Since the Explosion in Beirut Port on August 4, 2020.