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How the Gulf Row Could Tear Libya Apart Even Further

By Amanda Kadlec Prospects for reconciliation among Libya’s warring factions are already at a nadir. The ongoing discord in the Persian Gulf is only harming those prospects. On one side is Khalifa Haftar, a well-financed former military…

Esfandiary on Why Iran’s Presidential Elections Matter

Dina Esfandiary is a Fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies in the War Studies department at King’s College London, and an Adjunct Fellow in the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Middle East Programme.…

Remembering a Revolution: Talk Like an Egyptian

In his latest piece for The New Yorker, Peter Hessler writes about learning to speak Arabic as an adult, when his family moved to Cairo, Egypt, in October of 2011. "It was the first fall after the Arab Spring, and Arabic lessons were a way…