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Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Another conference, another incomplete solution for Libya

Libya should be created by and for Libyans. There is no place for external interventions or conferences without full participation of all Libyans.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Federica Saini Fasanotti

Corruption Libya

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Leaked Iranian intelligence about Iraq only tells part of the story

The recent story in the New York Times on leaked Iranian intelligence reports about Iranian influence operations in Iraq elicits a couple of possible reactions. If one works for the United States government, particularly in any department or bureau that deals with Iraq, one would be reasonable to feel some gratitude not only that the […]

MENASource by C. Anthony Pfaff

Intelligence Iran

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Explainer: Iraq’s autumn of discontent

Waves of protests have hit Iraq this past October, calling for the resignation of the post-war government and sweeping changes. Last month alone, there have been reports of hundreds of protesters killed and thousands wounded by security forces in clashes across the country, from Tahrir Square in Baghdad to cities like Diwaniyah, Najaf, and Nasiriya […]

MENASource by Christiana Haynes

Corruption Iraq

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20191120_Libya

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Another conference, another incomplete solution for Libya

Libya should be created by and for Libyans. There is no place for external interventions or conferences without full participation of all Libyans.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Federica Saini Fasanotti

Corruption Libya

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Leaked Iranian intelligence about Iraq only tells part of the story

The recent story in the New York Times on leaked Iranian intelligence reports about Iranian influence operations in Iraq elicits a couple of possible reactions. If one works for the United States government, particularly in any department or bureau that deals with Iraq, one would be reasonable to feel some gratitude not only that the […]

MENASource by C. Anthony Pfaff

Intelligence Iran

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Explainer: Iraq’s autumn of discontent

Waves of protests have hit Iraq this past October, calling for the resignation of the post-war government and sweeping changes. Last month alone, there have been reports of hundreds of protesters killed and thousands wounded by security forces in clashes across the country, from Tahrir Square in Baghdad to cities like Diwaniyah, Najaf, and Nasiriya […]

MENASource by Christiana Haynes

Corruption Iraq

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Revolution in Lebanon

The peaceful protests sweeping Lebanon are revolutionary. Lebanese of multiple political persuasions and all sects have a powerful message for a political class whose incompetence is equaled only by its corruption: Go Away.  To date the principal defender of this abysmal political class and Lebanon’s miserable status quo (featuring a failing economy from which the […]

MENASource by Frederic C. Hof

Corruption Middle East

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Art of the Egyptian revolution

In 2011, Egyptians came out in unprecedented numbers to organize and build a revolution that inspired the region. One of the ways they did this was through street art. MENASource interviewed well-known Egyptian artist Ammar Abo Bakr on how street art began in Egypt and where it stands today.

MENASource by MENASource

Human Rights Middle East

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Saudi-backed Yemeni government and separatists sign power-sharing agreement

On Tuesday, November 5, the Hadi government signed a power-sharing agreement with southern separatists in Riyadh. The separatists and Hadi-led Yemen Government are backed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, specifically by the United Arab Emirates. Infighting between them further fractured the civil war in August when the separatists seized Aden from Saudi-led forces. It […]

MENASource by MENASource

Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Iraqi protestors unite behind demands, not sectarian identities

Protests in Iraq are not new. At several times during the past few years, the Iraqi people have taken to the streets against corruption, unemployment, and poor public services.

MENASource by Rana Abdulhadi

Corruption Iraq

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Will protests herald a new era in Iraqi politics?

The defining feature of the protests in Baghdad which started on October 1 and spread to other cities in southern Iraq is that they were neither led nor called for by a religious authority (also known as the marja’iya) or another leader. When the first wave of protests began in multiple cities, the protesters’ message […]

MENASource by Dara Salam

Corruption Iraq

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

With Abdul-Mahdi offering to resign, what’s next for Iraq?

Atlantic Council experts react to the announcement of the Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi resigning. Abbas Kadhim is the Director of the Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council. “In his address to the Iraqi people on October 31, President Barham Salih referred to Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s offer to resign if the two major parliamentary blocs […]

MENASource by Middle East programs

Corruption Iraq

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Iran’s not the only country all over Iraq

Iraq joins China's Belt and Road Initiative, though few notice.

MENASource by Daniel J. Samet

China Iraq