September 4, 2019

Lebanon Report – July and August

Budget and Economic Situation 7 months into 2019, the parliament finally adopted the 2019 budget after 2 months of debate within the Finance and Budget Parliamentary […]
August 30, 2019

The UAE’s Unlikely Rise as a Regional Powerhouse

The story of the United Arab Emirates is one imbued with wealth, status, and pomp. Its world-record holding buildings, architecture, infrastructure, museums, and art account for […]
August 26, 2019

The Populist Nationalism of the Free Patriotic Movement

In conjunction with the surge of right-wing populism in Europe and the US, Lebanon appears to be witnessing a similar phenomenon. Even though nationalist and sectarian […]
July 31, 2019

The Dilemma of the Return of ISIS Foreign Fighters

With the facilitation of global communication and travels, foreign fighter involvement in conflicts has been steadily rising, notably with the conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Iraq, […]
July 22, 2019

تركيا في ليبيا: دعم شرعية السرّاج في وجه حفتر ورعاته الإقليميين

تشكل ليبيا بالنسبة لتركيا أرضاً استثنائية وخصبة لمد النفوذ شمال القارة الأفريقية. الاستثناء الليبي يعود لإنغلاق كافة البلاد الممتدة من مصر إلى المغرب أمام الطموحات الإقليمية […]
July 5, 2019

Adapt and Overcome: Hezbollah and PMF’s Response to U.S Sanctions

The Trump administration’s 2018 decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and the subsequent economic sanctions that the U.S has imposed on Iran has had […]
July 4, 2019

Lebanon Report – June

Administrative Appointments Political tensions reached levels not seen for quite some time between Hariri’s Future Movement and Bassil’s Free Patriotic Movement. Observers have linked the war […]
June 7, 2019

Western Sanctions and their Impact on the Reconstruction of Syria

As the Syrian war enters its 8th year, the Assad regime, backed by Russia and Iran, has regained control of the vital areas of Syria. The […]
May 27, 2019

إعادة انتخابات بلدية إسطنبول: قوة وضعف المرشحين ورمزية المدينة

بعد انتظار دام أسابيع، أعلنت “اللجنة العليا للانتخابات” قرارها بإعادة انتخابات بلدية مدينة إسطنبول، معتبرة أن شوائب عديدة قد رافقت العملية الانتخابية وفرز الأصوات. وكان رئيس […]
April 15, 2019

Geopolitical Dimensions of Taliban’s Office in Doha

On February 15, 2011, Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, Ambassador of the Taliban regime in Islamabad and a close aide of Mullah Omar, Tayyab Agha, held two […]