• Intern Corner
    SyriaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Captagon: Assad’s Ticket to Normalization in the Arab World?

    May 22, 2024Emily Costello

    On May 19, 2023, Bashar al-Assad made headlines by attending the Arab League summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the first time since the start of the Syria Civ…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantUS Foreign Policy

    US Troops to Stay in Syria and Iraq but Perhaps Not for Long

    In recent weeks, there have been meetings in Washington and in Baghdad about the presence in Iraq and Syria of US troops, whose official mandate is to aid loca…

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    The Regional Escalation of the Gaza War and the US Response

    Feb 22, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Experts discuss the regional dimensions of the Gaza war, possible escalation into a regionwide conflict, and US involvement.

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Does Syria Have a Role in the Israel-Hamas Conflict?

    Nov 6, 2023Patricia Karam

    As the war between Israel and Hamas rages, the Middle East is bracing for a wider, multi-front regional conflict that will have serious repercussions for the g…

  • Policy Analysis
    SyriaIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Syrian Kurds in an Increasingly Precarious Position

    Syrian Kurds associated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are increasingly seeing their autonomous entity in northeastern Syria threatened by internal an…

  • From our Affiliates
    LebanonMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon: Between Political Incitement and International Law

    Oct 3, 2023Ibrahim Yasin

    Many crises have afflicted Lebanon, from the banking crisis of 2019 to the 2020 Beirut Port explosion, and from the persistent presidential vacuum to the renew…

  • From our Affiliates
    SyriaProtests and Activism

    The Protest Movement in Syria: Has A Consensus Begun to Emerge?

    Sep 5, 2023Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    As the Syrian economy continues to deteriorate and the regime takes measures to lift subsidies on fuel and other basic goods and move forward with its economic…

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    The Plight and Politics of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

    Aug 8, 2023Patricia Karam

    When Syria’s regime was readmitted into the Arab League and its president, Bashar al Assad, rehabilitated after years of ostracism for his brutal crackdown on …

  • Webinar
    The Arab WorldRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    China’s Growing Role in the Middle East: Regional Geopolitics and US Policy

    Aug 10, 2023

    Experts discuss China’s evolving foreign policy and its increased engagements in the MENA region, as well as their implications for regional geopolitics, the g…

  • Policy Analysis
    North AfricaSecurity and Defense

    The Fate of the Wagner Group in Syria, Libya, and Sudan

    The failed mutiny by Yevgeny Prigozhin has put the fate of his Wagner Group doubt, not only in Ukraine but in several Arab states as well.

  • Policy Analysis
    Saudi ArabiaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    The Jeddah Arab League Summit: MBS’s Final Crowning

    May 31, 2023Imad K. Harb

    The 32nd Arab League Summit was little more than the final crowning of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince as the leader of the current Arab political order.

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantClimate and Environment

    Water Politics in the Tigris-Euphrates Basin

    May 30, 2023Achref Chibani

    While energy security and the control of oil have long been determining factors for geopolitical conflict in the Middle East, the region’s geopolitics have als…