- Daily Brief
- January 18, 2020
The cycle of demonstrations and failed government reforms threatens to overwhelm Adil Abdul-Mahdi.
Anti-government protests are expected to intensify in Beirut today. For over a week, tens of thousands of Lebanon’s six million-strong
Iran’s seizures of UK-flagged oil tankers in the Gulf have raised the heat for all parties concerned.
The massive dam project has strained tensions between nations located along the Blue Nile.
Despite falling far short of a majority, Bibi emerged victorious from the hotly contested election.
The latest attempt to resolve the Israel-Palestine has likely failed even before being announced.
Economic challenges may finally put a roadblock before the seemingly unflappable President Erdogan.
Peaceful protests forced the president’s resignation. But the ruling party will fight to stay in power.
The step change is designed both to ward off and hedge against further Western sanctions.
Withdrawing US troops from the anti-ISIS campaign will reshape the politics of Syria’s civil war.
Despite mutual support for the ceasefire, domestic concerns will keep a peace deal off the table.
Entrenched militia and self-interested politicians are majority stumbling blocks to a successful vote.