12 Oct, 2021

U.S Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Only the Latest Proof of the Liberal Order’s Decline

Nabeel Odeh | 12 October 2021

As the last United States’ soldier left Afghanistan on August 30, the world witnessed one of the latest American foreign policy fiascos in the Middle East and Central Asia. The attempt of the United [...]

U.S Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Only the Latest Proof of the Liberal Order’s Decline2021-10-12T16:03:53+03:00
23 Sep, 2021

The Future of Assad’s Syria: The Land of the Hopeless

Sinan Hatahet | 23 September 2021

Prior to the revolution, the Syrian regime’s extensive authoritarian toolkit combined many functions, including the provision of governmental subsidiaries, employment, universal health and education, and security. While the services provided by the regime-run state [...]

The Future of Assad’s Syria: The Land of the Hopeless2021-10-11T16:12:32+03:00
13 Sep, 2021

Lebanon from August 2015 to October 2019: Attempts to Rehabilitate a Nation

Khaldoun El Charif | 13 September 2021 | AR

Lebanon currently holds among the highest debt to GDP ratio in the world, and a banking sector pressured into collapse, as the majority of its population finds themselves on the brink of poverty. This [...]

Lebanon from August 2015 to October 2019: Attempts to Rehabilitate a Nation2021-09-20T17:17:00+03:00
16 Aug, 2021

Authoritarian Legacies, Weakness of Political Parties, and Prospects for Tunisian Democracy

Firat Kimya | 16 August 2021

Will the Arab uprisings end where they started? While it is still too early to present a definitive answer, the prospects for Tunisian democracy do not seem promising. On July 25, Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechici, as well as the justice and defense ministers, and suspended parliamentary activities for thirty days which was followed by a curfew to prevent people from going to the streets to protest. Even though Saied used the pretext of the government’s growing inability to address the economic hardships
Authoritarian Legacies, Weakness of Political Parties, and Prospects for Tunisian Democracy2021-08-17T13:02:55+03:00
12 Mar, 2021

The Syrian Revolution’s Tenth Anniversary: The Autopsy of a Delayed Triumph

Sinan Hatahet | 12 March 2021 | TR | AR

Following the dramatic and quick deposing of Ben Ali in Tunis and Mubarak in Egypt, the younger and allegedly more popular Bashar al-Assad publically dismissed the possibility of himself witnessing a similar fate. Confident of his ability to navigate through murky waters and maintain a working relationship with the international community despite their previous attempts at alienation
The Syrian Revolution’s Tenth Anniversary: The Autopsy of a Delayed Triumph2021-03-26T12:19:13+03:00
8 Feb, 2021

What does Blinken’s confirmation hearing say about future U.S. policy in the Middle East?

Anna L. Jacobs | 08 February 2021

On January 19, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing in which Biden’s Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken was questioned about Biden’s foreign policy and national security priorities for more than [...]

What does Blinken’s confirmation hearing say about future U.S. policy in the Middle East?2021-02-16T11:28:33+03:00
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