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August 20, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
Lebanon’s Frustrating Day of Judgment

Fifteen years after the killing of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri roiled Lebanese society, the international tribunal’s ruling has left wide open the question of who at high levels was responsibl…

Seven judges sit in rows of three and four at attend a session of the UN-backed  Special Tribunal for Lebanon

November 17, 2020

Iraq
Nobody Can Help Iraq Anymore

The country has another new prime minister nominee—but no new hopes of success.

December 17, 2020

Syria
If coronavirus spreads to this population, it could be catastrophic

"I have no idea where my friends are," the teenage girl told me as we stood under the bright sun of a brisk winter morning. It was last December, and I was visiting Washokani camp, a displaced person…

September 11, 2020

Afghanistan
What to Know About the Afghan Peace Negotiations

The Center for Preventive Action has compiled an accessible overview of the Afghan peace negotiations, including the U.S.-Taliban agreement, the U.S.-Afghan government joint declaration, and the ongo…

An Afghan man walks past a wall painted with a photo of U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 13, 2020.

November 18, 2020

Lebanon
Macron Wants to Be a Middle Eastern Superpower

The French president is making a bid to shape the region—but does his reach exceed his grasp?

November 18, 2020

Iraq
America’s Iraqi Embassy Is a Monstrosity Out of Time

The United States is threatening to close its outpost in Baghdad. It should have done so yesterday.