March 6, 2019

Revival of the Lebanese Shiite Community and Hezbollah’s Beginnings (1982-1990)

For the past few years, Hezbollah has accumulated a wide range of power and influence in many regions of the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon, the […]
March 5, 2019

Lebanon Report – February

Formation of Cabinet: Implications and Challenges Following a nine-month deadlock, a new government was formed in the end of January 2019. The compromise reached grants representation […]
February 28, 2019

Recap of the Warsaw Conference

By Benjamin Lutz and Josef Nasr On Wednesday February 13-14, 2019, a consortium of more than 60 countries met in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss a “Ministerial […]
February 18, 2019

A Tale of Two Benjamins: How the Top Candidates in Israel’s Upcoming Election are Further Securitizing the Region

In three months, Israelis will head to the polls to pick their representatives in the Knesset. Israel’s electoral process is dictated by its multitudes of political […]
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 […]
December 28, 2018

The Prospects for Autonomy in Rojava

Introduction After eight years of war, the forces of President Bashar al-Asad seem on the verge of winning the conflict in Syria. While Damascus has been […]
December 20, 2018

Will Trump’s Ultimate Deal Resolve the Conflict?

President Trump’s Ultimate Deal, the supposed solution to the decades long intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine, is allegedly already finalized and might be implemented in […]
December 20, 2018

الطرق الصوفية أو سلاح تركيا السري

لا إمكانية حقيقية لفهم تاريخ تركيا الحديث دون سبر أغوار الموجهات الدائمة بين الجماعات الدينية والحكم العلماني. انتصر هذا التيار أو ذاك تبعاً للمراحل والظروف، إلا […]
December 5, 2018

ISIS and the Nexus between Media and Powers

The past two years have seen a gradual erasure of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) from the territories it once controlled. The defeat […]
November 6, 2018

المجهود الدولي: خطوات نحو حل الأزمة السورية

بعد انتهاء الحرب السورية، سيدرس الباحثون بطريقة معمقة ما جرى خلالها. سيذكر بعضهم المجازر التي نظمها النظام السوري في درعا وحمص وحلب، فيما البعض الآخر سيتخصص […]