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Qatar militarization

The Modernization of the Qatari Military: Are land forces being left behind? 

In response to an increasingly volatile geopolitical situation involving Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the West, Qatar's program of military modernization has diversified over the last 10 years allowing it to retain...

If Erdoğan loses on May 14, what could happen in the Middle East

The upcoming elections in Turkey on May 14 have sparked a lot of buzz. The current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has been in power for almost two decades, is set to...
lebanon IMF

Reforms in Lebanon: The IMF loses patience

IMF mission chief Ernesto Rigo hasn't weighed his words during his stay in Beirut last week. "We think Lebanon is at a very dangerous moment, at a crossroads," said Rigo, who headed...
Lebanon gas agreement

Exploiting Lebanon’s Gas Reserves: The next step

They finally dit it. ENI, TotalEnergies and QatarEnergy signed the long-awaited agreement with the caretaker Lebanese government on January 29. QatarEnergy joined this consortium following the withdrawal of Russia from the agreement....
cholera lebanon

Cholera outbreak: “The situation in Lebanon is fragile”

According to records from Lebanon's Public Health Ministry, there are upwards of 2,524 confirmed cases of Cholera, a bacterial illness which spreads through contaminated water, sewage and food. Already there have been...

Lebanon-Israel deal: The state of war (over gas) is over

Was it a true historic moment? Future will tell after, after Israel and Lebanon having concluded a “historic agreement” over a shared maritime border following month of US led negotiations.

Russia vs. Saudi Arabia: Behind the curtains of the oil battle

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has reshuffled the cards of the alliances on the global energy market. Moscow and Riyadh are now playing a dangerous game on the long run. But let’s...

Will decentralized solar power become the solution to Lebanon’s electricity blackouts?

The electricity scene in Lebanon is notorious for long power cuts leaving households, retailers, and industries in near-permanent anemia. Since decades chronic power shortages in Lebanon have been routine. Erratic power supplies...
yahia zoubir

Pr. Yahia Zoubir: “Food shortages could inflame the whole region”

ByTheEast: The war in Ukraine has disrupted the global agricultural supply chain. What are the short -term impacts on the countries in the MENA region? Pr. Yahia Zoubir:...
Russia Ukraine crisis

Russia-Ukraine crisis: The ramifications on Europe and MENA

Midst ongoing diplomatic efforts to avert what the United States and its allies say is a potential invasion of Ukraine by Russia, let us take a look at the background of the...