December 28, 2018

KSA 2019 Perspectives

More than two months since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and the international pressure on the Saudi crown […]
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 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 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. […]
July 12, 2018

Qatar’s Foreign Policy in Review

By Gaelle Tawk & Ramy Jabbour No one would expect a country with a size of just 11,586 sq km and 186 times smaller than its […]
June 20, 2018

Lebanese Nationalization Decree: Sanction Evasion & Shady Business?

A nationalization decree was issued by the Lebanese President General Michel Aoun and signed by the Prime Minister Saad El Hariri and the Interior minister Nouhad […]
June 2, 2018

القانون 10 والمراسيم السابقة: أداة تغيير ديمغرافي واقتصادي بحجة إعادة الاعمار

ما هو القانون رقم 10؟ ينص القانون رقم 10 على إنشاء وحدات إدارية محلية في كل منطقة من المناطق التي يسيطر عليها النظام السوري والتي ستكون […]
May 23, 2018

Iraq Special Report on the Parliamentary Elections

Surprising results from Iraq’s May 12 parliamentary elections, in which a coalition backed by Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr came in first place, will rearrange expectations regarding […]
May 9, 2018

Yemen Conflict: Analyzing the Requirement of a Potential Solution

Yemen is facing a unique confluence of crises. A continuous civil war and a set conflicts in the North, a secessionist movement in the South, a […]
March 12, 2018

Yemen’s Region of Al-Mahra at the intersection of Interests and Competitions

Al-Mahra province, in the eastern part of Yemen, has become a regional battleground for influence between the different actors in Yemen. Saudi Arabia has stepped up […]
January 17, 2018

The New Israel: Netanyahu’s Transformational Strategies

The gatekeepers of the “democratic old Israel” are engaged in a fierce battle against the Israeli Prime minister’s vision for the future of the Jewish state. […]
December 9, 2017

اليمن ومشهد ما بعد علي عبدالله صالح

تسارعت الأحداث خلال الأيام الأخيرة في اليمن بعد أن شهدت الأشهر الماضية توتّرات ومناوشات بين مسلّحي “الحوثي” وجماعة الرئيس اليمني السابق علي عبد الله صالح. وقد […]
October 24, 2017

Kirkuk on the Brink of War

By Elie Joe Dergham & Ramy Jabbour Following the Kirkuk liberation from ISIS, as well as the Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq, questions were raised on […]
October 8, 2017

السعودية والعد العكسي لاعتلاء بن سلمان العرش الملكي

  بدأت تتّضح معالم المرحلة السياسة المقبلة في المملكة العربية السعودية خصوصاً من خلال تتبّع القرارات التي يتّخذها الملك سلمان أو من خلال تحرّكات نجله ولي […]
October 7, 2017

Who Will Rule Gaza in the Future?

Following the latest regional crisis between leading members of the GCC and Qatar, as well as the new political document issued by Hamas, shifts in political […]
September 6, 2017

GPC Demonstration: An End for the Political Stalemate in Yemen?

A fragile alliance between Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Zaydi Houthi movement appears to be in danger of collapsing after accusations were traded […]
August 23, 2017

US Financial War on Hezbollah: Round II

Ever since the former and current lawmakers in United States of America passed and signed the law of Hezbollah’s International Financial Prevention Act (HIFPA), the Lebanese […]
July 25, 2017

The Palace Coup at the Heart of the Regional Crisis

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz has surprised the world in the historical step of removing Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (MBN) from his position as the […]
June 9, 2017

Post Riyadh Conference: Qatar under siege!

The breaking of diplomatic relations between Qatar and seven regional states—Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jordan, the Libyan transitional government, and the […]
April 24, 2017

Saudisation: “An Invented Nationalism"

The current form of Saudi Arabia as a state began with its foundation in 1932 by Abdul-Aziz Al Saud allied with the Wahhabis clan. The tribal […]
November 15, 2016

Saudi Policy in Lebanon in Review

Saudi Arabia is losing ground in Lebanon to its rival Iran! A statement widely spread through the media platforms and discussed in Lebanese political circles. Starting […]
October 5, 2016

جستا ومستقبل العلاقات بين الرياض وواشنطن

استعادت خطوة الكونغرس الأمريكي بالتصويت على تمرير “قانون العدالة ضد رعاة الارهاب” المعروف ب”جاستا” وتخطّيها لڤيتو الرئيس باراك أوباما ا حول مستقبل العلاقات السعودية-الأميركية في خضم […]
May 9, 2016

Saudi Arabia 2030 Plan: No More Dependency on Oil… and USA

March 7, 2016

Saudi-Iranian Confrontation in the Horn of Africa: The Case of Sudan

December 21, 2015

هل اقترب الحل السّياسي للأزمة السّورية ؟ مؤتمر الرياض وانعكاساته على الوضع السوري

December 3, 2015

UAE's Regional Wars

October 8, 2015

Challenges of the Young Saudi Leadership

September 3, 2015

A new Saudi Strategy in Syria? Al Mamluk visit and its implications

August 10, 2015

مصر وحركة حماس … تسوية حان موعدها؟ الإندفاعة السعودية في الملف الفلسطيني

May 25, 2015

Historical Saudi and Iranian ties to Yemen

March 22, 2015

Succession in Saudia Arabia