Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is likely heading toward a confrontation with the Iran-backed paramilitaries, which could threaten his fledgling coalition.
The UAE-Israel deal sends the message that defying international law and consensus can become a useful bargaining tool to obtain strategic political and economic advantages.
Although Israel/Palestine has two peoples with two different deeply rooted rights to the land, there is only one international consensus. Peace begins there.
The Hagia Sophia’s conversion from a museum into a mosque symbolizes a victory for Erdogan and Islamists beyond Turkey’s borders, while also endangering one of the world’s most important heritage sites.
Economic shocks arising from the pandemic and collapsing oil markets expose Iraq’s fragile governance and food insecurity.
The coalition agreement between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz has resulted in several changes to Israel’s quasi-constitution, raising fears about democratic backsliding.
The shifting relationships between armies and civil society are revealing new balances within defense structures.
A renewed NATO-Middle East cooperation can strengthen the security architecture of the Middle East.
The coronavirus pandemic and its by-products are pushing Lebanon into a new phase of instability.
Dr. Khaled Almilaji discusses the coronavirus’ reach in Syria, the role of social mobilization in preventing an outbreak, and the precarious future of northwest Syria.
Iraq’s new Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurfi faces opposition amid a political, fiscal, and, now, global pandemic crisis.
Despite economic obstacles facing the two countries, Turkey and Iran strive to cement economic relations and maintain their multifaceted relations.
Detained family members of foreign and Syrian ISIS fighters in makeshift camps in northeast Syria face the uncertain prospects of release, repatriation, and reintegration into their communities.
Ahead of Israel’s third national election, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s attempts to discredit the mainly Arab-majority Joint List are galvanizing its base.
Lebanon’s long-standing economic crisis takes a new turn in the face of protracted protests, cabinet reshuffling, and scarce money supply.
Russia’s increased involvement in Libya marks a turning point in the conflict, making an Ankara-Kremlin rapprochement all the more likely.
Ahead of a renewed security cooperation between the U.K. and Jordan, more than ever, Jordan’s greatest security challenges stem from its economic crisis.
Rife with election fraud, Iraq’s political system has sparked widespread protests one year after the country’s previous national election.
Addressing increased gun violence in the Palestinian community in Israel requires policies targeting the structural inequality between Palestinians and Israelis.
The rise of radical anti-Hamas movements has increased the likelihood of a military confrontation in Gaza.