A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
A discussion on what’s driving the spread of Sunni-Shi’a identity politics in today’s Middle East and how sectarianism is contributing to the region’s instability and conflicts.
As Riyadh’s rivalry with Tehran in the Levant turns to Lebanon, its increasing pressure on Hezbollah threatens to severely destabilize the country.
Saad Hariri's accommodating approach to Hezbollah fueled Saudi angst.
Ashraf Rifi would like to replace Saad al-Hariri as leader of Lebanon’s Sunnis, but his bid for leadership is risky.
The sweeping arrest of royals and officials in Saudi Arabia has removed many of the last checks and balances to executive power in the country.
What do the arrest of Saudi princes and the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister tell us about power plays in Riyadh?
Yezid Sayigh discusses the growing tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and its impact on Lebanon and Syria.
Frederic Wehrey discusses his new edited book on the factors behind sectarianism in the Middle East.
Saad Andary of Lebanon’s Central Bank says its foreign currency reserves guarantee financial stability in the years ahead.