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Economics Middle East/North Africa

Lebanon’s new cabinet unlikely to save economy

The newly formed coalition is unlikely to solve the many challenges facing Lebanon. As the Syrian crisis continues to take its toll on the economy, Lebanon must shift its short-term

Middle East/North Africa Security

Op-Ed: Iran is driving the bus, so why is the West celebrating?

Western enthusiasm for Iran deal, sees Tehran hold the upper hand and steer discussions, calling into question the West’s celebrations over the talks. Supreme Iranian leader Khamenei spent much of

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Palestine’s private sector growth plan depends on politics

Private sector-led growth and decreased Israeli restrictions on trade are needed to boost Palestine’s stagnant economy. The Palestinian Economic Initiative represents a potential solution, but its success depends upon political

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Qatar state development model holds potentail and risk

Qatar is one of the world’s smallest states, but it also has one of the largest gas reserves. Small and wealthy, Qatar’s policies have echoed elsewhere. Is it a guide

Europe Security

Four Years In: Reviewing Catherine Ashton’s Term

The European Union is ‘an Economic Giant, a Political Dwarf, and a Military Worm’. The first part is undeniably true, as the current EU-US negotiations remind us, but have the second two

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Iran’s Shifting Stance on Syria, Israel, and Nuclear Power

In the past few days, the international community has seen a series of surprising gestures from Iran, indicating a possible shift in posture. The West has grown accustomed to former

Middle East/North Africa Politics

“Everything On Table” in New Middle East Peace Talks

Since the failure of the Oslo Accords over two decades ago, there have been a several attempts made to reach a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. The latest

Politics South and Central Asia

Azerbaijan Opposition Seeks Western Assistance

Last week, the European Parliament condemned Azerbaijan’s continued detention of opposition member Ilgar Mammadov, while current opposition leader Rustam Ibragimbekov traveled to Washington DC to seek support from the US