Iran faces a new front: Lebanon and Iraq uprisings

The recent uprisings in Lebanon and Iraq are an important development in an already troubled and politically fragile region. Although a new geopolitical order is emerging, many of the region’s legacy problems endure and most notably, the uneasy relationship between states and their citizens. This underlying tension, known as ‘the Arab Simmer’ which triggered the... Continue Reading →

Operation Northern Shield, a potential regional escalation?

This post is the english version of an article published in French late December on the following website: https://lemonde-arabe.fr/21/12/2018/loperation-bouclier-du-nord-ou-une-potentielle-escalade-regionale/ On December 4th Israel Defense Forces (IDF)  announced the launch of "Operation Northern Shield", to expose, prevent and destroy underground tunnels dug by Hezbollah from southern Lebanon into Israeli territory. The operation was launched with the... Continue Reading →

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