Rise of Israel’s Anti-Arab Party Jeopardizes Regional Normalization

Recent Israeli elections have implications for the future of the Abraham Accords, which normalized ties between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco but are widely unpopular in the Arab signatory countries.

Lebanon’s Security Forces Struggle with Compounding Crises

As the Lebanese state collapses, security forces in the country have increasingly stood between the country's leaders, factions, militias, criminals, and people.

How Europe Can Free Itself from Russian Energy Sources

The complications Europe’s energy market is facing after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could be solved with locally produced clean energy, though the shift away from fossil fuels would be expensive and would take time.

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