Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Mohammad Safadi's exit

World / Politics Nov 18, 2019

Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Mohammad Safadi's exit

Protesters waving Lebanese flags rallied in cities and towns in their thousands on Sunday to mark a month of protests against the ruling elite as politicians struggled to form a government and solve the biggest economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war. Lebanon's political troubles ...

The Middle East crack-up

Commentary / World Aug 29, 2014

The Middle East crack-up

by Shlomo Avineri

The horror stories emerging from northern Iraq, as well as the continuing slaughter in Syria's civil war, point to the unraveling of the state system established after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire almost 100 years ago.

Commentary / World Aug 29, 2014

Three timelines shaping Mideast developments

by Volker Perthes

To shape an effective strategy in the Middle East, it is essential to understand three distinct timelines that are shaping developments: the short-term timeline of daily struggles, the medium-term timeline of geopolitical shifts, and the long-term timeline of sociocultural transformation.