World has chance to put peace on the region’s agenda

A calamity may also be an opportunity for a new beginning, with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ushering in a new era in the Middle...

Ushering in the new digital era

We are living a new reality. The ways we socialize, exercise, work, travel, consume and trade have been updated, like new software on our...

Putin may be rethinking why Russia is in Syria

Parts of the world are cautiously easing lockdown restrictions and attempting a return to some sort of normality, having overcome the worst of the...

Why now is the time for a new Middle East alliance

The COVID-19 pandemic has not changed many of the geopolitical challenges for the US in the Middle East. Iran will continue to export its...

Abbas has little choice but to end US boycott

Palestine’s leadership made a very difficult decision in December 2017. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is also chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization...

Divided countries struggle with pandemic response

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic threatens to deepen the divisions within many countries around the world. The crisis poses particular risks for those nations...

Hezbollah’s dilemma over potential IMF bailout

Lebanon is on the brink of economic collapse and is now being forced to ask the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for help as a...

Why Middle East needs an EU-like regional order

The UAE and Turkey last week exchanged accusations regarding Libya, with each party claiming that the other is a hostile, destabilizing force in the...

Iran using virus crisis to revive image, escalate tensions

The hard-liners of Iran — primarily the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) — are using the cover of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis to...

Will Lebanon’s collapse herald Hezbollah dominance or demise?

Hezbollah and Iran appear more discomforted and defensive than at any time in recent memory, faced as they are with intensifying sanctions, financial hardship,...

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