MENASourceJun 20, 2023
‘Any nationality just not Syrian’: Refugee deportations surge in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey
By Arwa Damon
While Syria’s neighboring countries have long been struggling to host their Syrian refugee populations, with many, like Lebanon, being in a complete crisis of their own, the sheer lack of care provided to refugees is inhumane.
MENASourceMay 16, 2023
Syrian refugees fear normalization with Assad. Because it means they will have to return—and not by choice.
By Arwa Damon
Syrian refugees fear that “normalization” of ties will boost the narrative that “Syria is safe now,” giving further justification to rid Syrian refugee populations.
MENASourceApr 13, 2023
Hezbollah and its allies are more emboldened than they’ve been in nearly two decades
By Nicholas Blanford
The bottom line of this latest flare-up of violence along the Lebanon-Israel border is that Hezbollah, in coordination with Hamas, launched the largest barrage of rockets into Israel in nearly seventeen years without facing any repercussions.
IranSourceApr 12, 2023
The attacks on Israel should be a wake up call for the Lebanese people
By Nour Dabboussi
The rocket fire from Lebanon on April 6 highlights how Hezbollah continues to act as a separate military and political entity in the country, with external militia groups holding goals and ideologies that further Iran’s regional endeavors.
TranscriptFeb 15, 2023
Brett McGurk sets out the ‘Biden doctrine’ for the Middle East
By Atlantic Council
In a keynote speech at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Awards, the White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa explains the Biden administration's strategy in the region.
MENASourceOct 28, 2022
The Israel-Lebanon maritime deal is an example of successful US-led mediation. Can it be copy-pasted to other Middle Eastern arenas?
By Ksenia Svetlova
Despite the obvious sense of relief among all those who supported the maritime agreement, there is no doubt that the success of the agreement will be measured solely by its performance in the future.