The Middle East Iran’s Shadow over Lebanon
The Lebanese government’s tilt toward Iran has dangerous implications when it comes to countering Sunni radicalization.
Egypt under Sisi A Killer Goes Free in Cairo
It’s business as usual in Egypt: The Sisi government frees a billionaire imprisoned for a sensational murder, for reasons only known to itself.
The Middle East Taxing Times in Jordan
Under increasing pressure from regional wars and more than a million refugees, Jordan is ratcheting up taxes on ordinary citizens to bridge the budget gap.
Misreading the Middle East The Costs of Lost US Credibility
If the Obama Administration is truly committed to containing Iran in the wake of the nuclear deal, it needs to understand how others in the region perceive it.
Middle East Aflame Lebanon: The Syrian War’s Next Casualty?
The devastation next door, combined with ISIS attacks and rising sectarian tensions at home, could send Lebanon into round two of its civil war.
The Middle East Back to the Bad Old Days
Terrorism is taking root along the banks of the Nile, threatening to plunge Egypt into another lost decade.