September 13, 2018

Saudi Arabia & Turkey: Contestation of Ideology, History and Interests

When the Arab states, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain, issued a list of demands to their neighbor Qatar, during the last year’s […]
August 31, 2018

No Easy Way Out of Economic Strife for Jordan

Huge protests erupted in the Jordanian capital of Amman in late May of this year, continuing into June and culminating in the resignation of Prime Minister […]
August 28, 2018

Lebanon Update: August 2018

The cabinet formation stalemate, now in its fourth month, is pushing Lebanon towards an open-ended crisis, which will have negative consequences for the country’s stability and […]
August 15, 2018

China's Rising Role in the Middle East: An Overview

China and the Middle East share a similar recent history as they both suffered from colonialism, aim to maintain their independence, and develop their economy (Zhang, […]
August 15, 2018

Oman’s Imminent Succession Crisis: A Look into its Role in the Region

The name of the next Sultan is written on a piece of paper in the royal palace in Muscat. There is a second envelope in the […]
August 14, 2018

الليرة التركية.. أو آخر أخصام أردوغان

على الرغم من الاستقرار السياسي والأمني التي تعيشه تركيا خلال هذه الفترة، يشهد الاقتصاد التركي بوادر أزمة اقتصادية كبيرة قادمة. تتلخص هذه الأزمة بالتراجع الحاد لليرة […]
August 2, 2018

The Qatar 2022 World Cup – Labor Rights Abuses of Migrant Workers

On December 2, 2010, the global community was shocked at the announcement of the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar. With very little […]
August 1, 2018

Russia’s Plan for Syrian Refugees Return: A Poisoned Chalice?

Following the recent Helsinki Summit, the issue of Syrian refugees is making headlines once again. Leaders from Russia and the US have agreed to cooperate in […]
July 30, 2018

Lebanese NGO’s coping with the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon

Abstract This article is driven by an interest to explore the role of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that deal with Syrian refugees in Lebanon seeing […]
July 16, 2018

U.S Policy towards Iran : How Will the Islamic Republic Face the New Sanctions?

By  Serge Awad & Ramy Jabbour Since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, U.S foreign policy towards Iran has changed radically. […]