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Yemen: A Security Situation Update

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Featured Report,Information Reports,Middle East,Yemen, With Comments Off on Yemen: A Security Situation Update

Written by Braden Fuller Hudayda Anti-Houthi forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition battled Houthi fighters in Hudayda city, taking control of several areas including the University, the Yaman dairy factory, and the 7 June city. Fatalities are high, with some sources reporting upwards of 600 combat fatalities since the beginning…

The Rockets and the Resignation

On November 17, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Israel,Middle East, With Comments Off on The Rockets and the Resignation

Written by Steven Tibbitts Fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip this past week is culminating in a series of Israeli political changes that could produce another major conflict between the two sides. On November 11, an Israeli special forces team operating inside the Gaza Strip was confronted…

The Kaleidoscope of Lebanese Politics

On November 10, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Lebanon,Middle East, With Comments Off on The Kaleidoscope of Lebanese Politics

Written by Steven Tibbitts   Lebanese politics are currently centered on forming a new government that can help Lebanon address its pressing economic issues (Perry 2018; Al-Jazeera 2018). However, the process is strongly hindered by spats on the role of Hezbollah and its affiliates in the new unity government (Macaron…

The Delicate State of Affairs in Syria

On November 3, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East,Syria, With Comments Off on The Delicate State of Affairs in Syria

Written by Steven Tibbitts Syria is an incredibly strategic theater for the United States and the international community, but recent events threaten to create interstate conflict, disunity among US allies, and major humanitarian crises (Agence France-Presse 2018). The Syrian province of Idlib is currently experiencing an extremely uneasy truce between…

The Case of Khashoggi: The Middle East’s Pandora’s Box

On October 28, 2018, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, With Comments Off on The Case of Khashoggi: The Middle East’s Pandora’s Box

Written by Steven Tibbitts The already turbulent politics of the Arab Gulf are being wracked by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, allegedly after being tortured (Kempe 2018; Alsharif et al. 2018). Responsibility for the murder may reach all the way…