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MENASourceFeb 21, 2024
A steady escalation along the Lebanon-Israel border—and no end in sight
By Nicholas Blanford
If the Gaza war drags on for much longer and clashes continue to persist along the Lebanon-Israel border, the pressure on the Israeli government to launch some form of offensive into south Lebanon is going to be hard to resist.
MENASourceFeb 20, 2024
Here’s what an uncoordinated US withdrawal from Syria would look like. It’s bad for many partners, but especially Turkey.
By Ömer Özkizilcik
An uncoordinated withdrawal from Syria by the United States could pose significant risks for Turkey, leaving the country alone against Iran and Russia.
MENASourceFeb 18, 2024
Regardless of Sisi’s decision on Palestinian refugees in Rafah, he will not emerge as a winner
By Shahira Amin
Now that Israel has clarified its intent to undertake operations in Rafah, after evacuating the nearly 1.4 million displaced Palestinians who have sought a safe haven in the Gaza Strip’s southern city, it may only be a matter of time before the Egyptian’s president’s true intentions are revealed.
Through our Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, the Atlantic Council works with allies and partners in Europe and the wider Middle East to protect US interests, build peace and security, and unlock the human potential of the region.
MENASourceFeb 8, 2024
Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea add to Egypt’s economic troubles
By Shahira Amin
The decline in Suez Canal revenues has put further strain on Egypt's already faltering economy at a time when the country faces a severe foreign currency shortage.
China-MENA PodcastFeb 7, 2024
Domestic Drivers of China’s Foreign Policy in MENA
By Atlantic Council
Kerry Brown joins us to discuss the domestic drivers shaping China's international engagements, its middle-class aspirations and interest in international relations, and the intimate link between China's international interests and what serves the party-state's stability, shedding light on its diplomatic decision-making and potential implications for MENA.
Millennium Leadership Fellow