June 27, 2017

Turkey Tightrope Walking in the Gulf Region: Another Embarrassing Fall?

The ongoing crisis in the Gulf Region between the Saudi-led trio and Qatar that came in the wake of Donald Trump’s ‘orb diplomacy’ has presented yet […]
June 20, 2017

Lebanon's New Electoral Law: A Major Break Through

By Dr Elie Al Hindy and Ramy Jabbour After two consecutive extensions of the Lebanese parliament and lengthy negotiations for more than six months, Lebanon is […]
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 […]
June 7, 2017

What Comes After ISIS?

With the recurring territorial losses that ISIS has endured during the past months, the decrease in financial income, plunge of foreign fighter flow, and the upcoming […]
May 4, 2017

Post-Referendum Turkey: Prognostics

The denouement of the Turkish referendum melodrama, which has seen the ruling party’s proposal to change the country’s political system from parliamentary to presidential approved by […]
April 24, 2017

Lebanon's Electoral Predicament

By Dr Elie Al Hindy and Ramy Jabbour Since the end of the civil war, Lebanon’s delicate political/sectarian balance gave the electoral law an even more […]
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 […]
April 15, 2017

في أسباب رفض النسبية

د. إيلي الهندي – مدير مركز الشرق الاوسط للدراسات والابحاث الاستراتيجية meirss.org تتخبط الأحزاب في لبنان منذ أكثر من عقد في محاولة إيجاد قانون انتخابي جديد […]
April 10, 2017

Turkish Foreign Policy Under the AKP Rule: The Limited Role of Turkey in Lebanon

ABSTRACT During the last decade, Turkish foreign policy exhibited a heightened interest in the Middle East thereby inaugurating a sharp departure from a long foreign policy […]
March 14, 2017

Human Rights in Post-Revolution Constitutions: Perspectives for the Future of Syria – Part Three/Three

A constitution is a pivotal factor in the long-term success or failure of the democratic transition that a country has after passing through an uprising or […]