US leadership should encourage Lebanon’s leaders to make courageous decisions today that can build a strong foundation for tomorrow.
The latest sign of continental drift in the world of geopolitics bodes poorly for Joe Biden’s Democrats in next month’s midterm elections.
Women are chafing against intrusive restrictions. Young women and men worry about lack of opportunities and well-paying jobs, making marriage difficult. Resentment is on the rise and the regime faces a rocky ride.
Results of yet another parliamentary election are likely to lead to more bickering and produce gridlock between the ruling family and MPs. Long-suffering Kuwaiti women are likely to be the biggest losers as a result.
A brewing conflict between Sudanese generals has allowed both Russia and the UAE to intervene. Both aim to be power players in Sudan, have access to the Red Sea and achieve their long term security and economic goals at the cost of Sudanese democracy and US interests.
The first boom of Israeli TV shows generated award-winning adaptations in Hollywood like In Treatment and Homeland. Now Israel wants to conquer international festivals and the world audience with its own original series.
ISIS has lost its caliphate but remains a potent force, using mobile guerrilla tactics and a highly sophisticated smuggling and extortion network to finance its ongoing insurgency.
Joe Biden’s July visit to Saudi Arabia is a stark reminder that while diplomacy is a give and take, memories in the Middle East run painfully deep.