Opinion See All

The Current and Future State of Terrorism in the Light of the Global Terrorism Index

With a launch event in December, the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2020 was presented to a wide audience by the Institute of Economy and Peace. The...

Is Morocco Normalization the Last Nail in the Coffin for the Arab Maghreb Union?

On December 10, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump, weeks before leaving the White House took a major risk in his fiasco MENA foreign policy,...

Making Sense of the Assassination of Abu Muhammad al-Masri in Tehran and Iran’s Multidimensional Proxy Strategy

When it was revealed that Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, aka “Abu Muhammad al-Masri,” thought to be the second-highest ranking leader of...

Policy Brief See All

Recent French Interventions in the Sahel

In an effort to establish law and order in Mali, President Macron, like his predecessor President Hollande, recently wore the military uniform and...

Algerian-Turkish Relations: From Alienation to A Need For Strategic Ties

After a long distant friendship between Algeria and Turkey in the post-WWII period, both states are now struggling to develop political and...

The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act and the United Arab Emirates

Unlike the other sanctions introduced against the Assad regime during the civil war, the Caesar Syria Protection Act, which was adopted by the US...

Analysis See All

Algeria’s Military Changes and New Doctrine

In Algeria, the military power structure is a full institution that leads ultimately to the defense minister. Usually, in Algeria, the president...

Analysis of Territorial Control in Northwestern Syria and the HTS’S Role

Recently, north western Syria witnessed many changes in the positions of control and influence, and these changes were usually linked to changes...

The UAE-Israel Normalization: Political and Social Implications

The United Arab Emirates (the UAE) has stood out among the most important US allies in the Middle East particularly since 2016. Even when Trump...