Middle East Aflame Iran’s Options in Southern Syria
Russia’s compromise proposal for Syria’s south appears to lack Iranian buy-in—and it is primarily Tehran’s calculations that will decide whether the Israel-Iran conflict spirals out of control.
Middle East Watch Hezbollah After Lebanon’s Elections
Hezbollah’s victory in Sunday’s Lebanese elections is virtually guaranteed—but there are signs that discontent is growing among its support base.
News Analysis The Future of Saad Hariri
The Lebanese prime minister’s resignation points to a new Saudi strategy in the region.
Net Assessment A Gulf in the Gulf?
Even if the next U.S. administration downsizes our military presence in the Middle East, it must work more effectively with our Arab Gulf partners to counter Iran’s growing asymmetric threat.
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