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Middle East/North Africa Politics

Ten political parties to follow in the Middle East and North Africa in 2018

Amid continued turmoil in the Middle East, here are the players to watch in 2018 – and why.

Middle East/North Africa North America

Why the US won’t lose Middle East allies over Trump’s Jerusalem move

US allies in the Middle East now see Iran as the primary threat, and might be willing to accept a lesser deal on Palestine in order to gain Israeli support.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Is an Israel-Hezbollah war inevitable?

As Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem raises tensions, the real threat may be elsewhere: the risk of military confrontation between Tel Aviv and Hezobllah has not been this high since 2006.

Middle East/North Africa Security Special Reports

Special Report: How Iran is exporting the Hezbollah model to dominate the Middle East

The war against the Islamic State has expanded Iranian dominance through Baghdad and Damascus and advancing up to the Mediterranean Sea. Iraq, Syria and Lebanon are the front line in this rising tide of Iranian military and economic power.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Hamas reaches out to Algeria

Qatar´s calls for Hamas officials to leave the Gulf state prompted the group to seek to disperse its leadership, citing Algeria as a potential base.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UN Secretary General attempts to reanimate peace talks. Kurdish referendum plans in limbo. Venezuela begins drafting a new constitution amid sanctions. German general election heats up. All in The Week

Middle East/North Africa Security

Five Takeaways from the Arab League’s 28th summit

Many in the Middle Eastern region and beyond expected low expectations for the Arab League, as its 28th summit commenced on March 29, 2017. The 72-year-old League has often failed to

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Netanyahu meets U.S. President. Ecuador goes to the polls. Munich holds security conference. The G20 meets. Ukraine talks. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics

5 territorial disputes to watch out for in 2017

For several places around the world, 2017 could be a watershed year, as various territorial disputes threaten to boil over amidst a climate of global uncertainty.

Middle East/North Africa Security

From storm to calm: How Lebanon became a shelter in the Levant

Lebanon maintains its stability as parties benefit from the current situation and protect the status quo. A guest post by Martin Krastrup, Co-founder and Head of Programmes for Atlas Assistance.