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Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Disarming Hezbollah through revolution

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

Sat, Nov 9, 2019

Kadhim quoted in New York Times on Iraqi protestors

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Iraq

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Bryza joins TRT World to discuss impeachment proceedings and President Trump’s tax returns

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Iran’s revolutionary bluster masks its role as oppressor in the Middle East

At their core, the problems in Iraq and Lebanon are the same as those in Iran, as they are in Egypt, Syria, Algeria and elsewhere in the Middle East: castes of entrenched, corrupt and incompetent rulers lord over young populations yearning for better lives.

IranSource by Borzou Daragahi

Corruption Iran

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Bryza joins Turkey’s TRT World TV to discuss the U.S. House of Representatives voting on rules of the ongoing Presidential impeachment inquiry

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Simakovsky joins VOA to discuss the ramifications of the ongoing impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections

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

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Another one to watch

Ukraine needs more people with rich experience like Leonid Antonenko's to dig into the data and speak out.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Corruption