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Battle of the Barrels

2021-07-19

The public disagreement between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia this week in the OPEC+ group has shaken international markets given the high stakes involved for a deal supporting...

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Lebanon’s Food Insecurity and the Path Toward Agricultural Reform

2020-12-13

Without deep legislative and structural reforms, Lebanons agricultural sector could suffer severely, pushing even more people out of work and into poverty.

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Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, Has Died

2020-10-02

Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.

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Can Lebanon’s Fires Be Put Out?

2020-09-05

The blasts that ripped through Beirut’s historic port could hardly have come at a worse time, as the city struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis...

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A Revolution in All Its Implications

2020-09-05

The Nabatieh protestors smashed the notion of a Shia community solidly behind Hezbollah and Amal.

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An Ambition Built on Sand?

2020-08-24

Egypt has long sought to expand habitation and agriculture into the desert, but the obstacles are great.

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Lebanon’s Hidden Gold Mine

2020-08-03

Establishing a credible National Wealth Fund would help to alleviate the countrys multiple crises.

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All Fall Down

2020-07-29

Today, four of the five pillars that had sustained Lebanon are collapsing, creating fears for the future.

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Hope in Space

2020-07-15

The United Arab Emirates plans a space mission to Mars this week, bolstering the country’s regional power status.

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Iraq's Silver Lining Amid the Pandemic

2020-07-08

Iraqs military responses to the coronavirus pandemic are diverse: creating more tension in Shia civil-military relations, building trust in Sunni civil-military relations, and pushing the government to emphasize sovereignty over externally fueled partisan

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Is Cairo Going to War?

2020-06-28

The Egyptian military may intervene in neighboring Libya, but it likely wants to avoid a major confrontation.

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The Lure of Blood Money

2020-06-22

Arms sales to countries in the Yemen conflict continue, despite violations of human rights and conditions of transfer.

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State Atrophy and the Reconfiguration of Borderlands in Syria and Iraq: Post-2011 Dynamics

2020-06-16

Since 2011, borderlands in the MENA region transformed into considerable sites of contested power by a plethora of actors.

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Destroying Lebanon to Save It

2020-06-13

Conservative Republicans have unveiled a report that could have terrible consequences for a country already facing ruin.

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The Wrath of Caesar

2020-06-11

The Makhlouf affair may accelerate a generalized collapse of Syrias economy and effective control over the country.

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At a Breaking Point

2020-05-27

Lebanons politicians know they must save their country from an implosion in order to save themselves.

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How Will the Coronavirus Crisis Affect Your Middle Eastern Focus Area in the Coming Months?

2020-04-07

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

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How Would You Explain the Recent Spate of Arrests in Saudi Arabia?

2020-03-28

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

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Politics and the Pandemic

2020-03-20

In an interview, Amir Afkhami explains what Covid-19 may mean for Iran, and the world.

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What Have the Reactions to the Coronavirus Outbreak in the Middle East Shown?

2020-03-14

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

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A Vehicle for Revolution

2020-03-10

Baghdads motorized rickshaws are a symbol of the larger crisis Iraq faces as it fails to give its youths a viable future.

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How Important Will Middle Eastern Politics Be in the U.S. Election This Year?

2020-03-07

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

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A Storm of Imperfection

2020-02-15

Lebanon is struggling against simultaneous shocks, and the country is in urgent need of a new social contract.

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Up Without Arms

2019-12-18

The Arab uprisings of 2019 are stages in a political struggle that is likely to continue.

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