How Will the UAE Cope With Growing Environmental Insecurity?

August 03, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is “living through an unrivalled drop in carbon output.” According to the International Energy Agency, global use of energy will drop 6% in 2020, an amount that equals India’s total energy demand. Worldwide demand for electricity has already fallen 5%,...

Should Hezbollah Be Disarmed?

July 09, 2020

Amid Lebanon’s ongoing anti-government protests, various demonstrators have held signs demanding “No weapons but legal weapons. 1559, make it happen.” This is a clear reference to Hezbollah, a hybrid organization, political party, social movement and a regional player with global...

Bluster and Blowback in Beirut

January 04, 2014

Blowback from hardline Sunnis in Lebanon may become a long-term challenge for Hezbollah. The assassination of senior Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis in early December, coming on the heels of the recent attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, marked the latest in a series of...

Implications of Iran and Sudan’s Growing Alliance

September 12, 2013

Iran is determined to expand its influence in Africa, and Sudan has a unique role to play.  Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan’s strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of...