The mismanagement of Lebanon is almost criminally negligent. But perhaps that’s the point.
Doha has spent years building political capital with the Taliban. Now it will have an opportunity to spend it.
Though short on details, the recent China-Iran deal could one day be looked back on as a seminal moment in the geopolitics of the Middle East.
The recent China-Iran agreement presents Baghdad with a profound geopolitical choice: the United States or China?
The United States is once again stepping foot into Libyan affairs after years of disregard for the oil-rich country. Will Washington manage to overcome old mistakes and help end Libya’s endless civil war?
But the path to a post-oil future won’t be easy.
How far can Lebanon’s institutions be stretched before they simply collapse? This year could have an answer.
But amid the total humanitarian and strategic disaster of Riyadh’s war policy, it will still be hard to walk through it.
The ‘Eastern Question’ has re-emerged to haunt EU policymakers, and a proper answer requires a true understanding of region’s historical specificities.
First in a two-part series, this backgrounder traces the origins and earliest deployments of Russia’s infamous mercenary outfit: the Wagner Group.