David Schenker
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Middle East Mess
Cracks Start to Show in Jordan

Washington must work closely with Amman to safeguard the stability of this crucial ally.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Maan Oh Maan
Jordan Has a Jihadi Problem Too

Just how large that problem is depends on whom you ask.

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