The alliances in Yemen’s civil war shift again, Assad is pushes his luck in southwest Syria, and France presses Libya’s factions to hold elections.
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It's time to stop trying to force a centralized government on Libya and embrace a federalist approach.
The reaction to the multinational strike on Assad’s chemical weapons facilities, the political crisis in Libya, and the Gulf feud’s latest casualty: Emirati-Somali ties.
Libya's severe monetary and banking crisis, if it continues, will make peace even more elusive.
Kurdish Leader Resigns Under Pressure from Iraq, Benghazi Militant Captured, Saudi Arabia Gives Investors Futuristic Sales Pitch
The president of Iraqi Kurdistan resigns, the Trump administration is using the Obama playbook for a terrorist captured in Libya, and Saudi Arabia’s plans for reform keep getting more ambitious.
The United Nations has a new plan for Libya but it won't matter if European diplomats keep undermining it and one another.
Temple Mount Protests Wind Down, New Ceasefire in Libya Complicates Peace Effort, Hajj Gets Caught in Gulf Crisis, and Lebanon’s PM Makes Pitch in DC
Two weeks of protests appear to be ending in Jerusalem, France pushes through a ceasefire in Libya but peace remains elusive, Saudi Arabia and Qatar trade accusations of politicizing the pilgrimage to Mecca, and Lebanon’s Saad Hariri lobbies Washington.
U.S. and Iran Compete in Eastern Syria, Qatar and Saudi Arabia Renew Old Feud, and More Fighting in Libya after Attacks in Manchester and Minya
The U.S. endgame in eastern Syria looks difficult to defend, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are fighting again after a two-year detente, and Egypt and Britain are watching Libya warily.
In a country like Libya, it's easy to play six degrees of al-Qaeda. How close is is too close for the United States?
With its role in Syria, Russia has presented itself as an alternative security manager in the Middle East—but Moscow is discovering that getting into the region is far easier than getting out.