Hezbollah's gains and a growing cohort of independent, trans-confessional politicians make clear why the United States needs to stay engaged.
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Trump appears poised to scuttle the Iran deal, Russia tries to mediate between Israel and Iran to prevent direct conflict in Syria, and it’s election season in the Middle East.
Lebanon’s upcoming election—less predictable than usual, thanks to the debut of new voting laws—will change the relationship between the Lebanese and their political representatives.
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Attack in Egypt, U.S. and Turkey Spar over Trial and Arming Kurds, Saudi Arabia Tempers Its Power Play
Islamic State militants kill hundreds at an Egyptian mosque, U.S. policy in eastern Syria in flux amid spat with Turkey, and the state of Saudi Arabia’s shake-up.
Mohammed bin Salman has purged his rivals and is trying to check Iran’s influence in Lebanon and Yemen, while setting the stage for closer cooperation with Israel.
Over the weekend, Mohammad bin Salman purged his potential rivals and escalated Saudi Arabia’s cold war with Iran.