In 2019, Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar launched his campaign to take control of Tripoli.
Since the 2013 coup in Egypt, Cairo has consistently supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In October 2019, after Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring in northeast Syria, Egypt became more supportive of the government in Damascus.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has invested heavily in Lebanon’s Hezbollah for many years. Considered the world’s most powerful non-state actor, Hezbollah has played a key role in Tehran’s foreign policy in the Arab region.
Recent developments in Indian-administered Kashmir have made global headlines. Yet the Gulf Cooperation Council states have reacted to the latest events with silence if not outright support for New Delhi.
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