Latest from Marc Lynch

Expect a tumultuous 2020 in the Middle East

The Baghdad embassy assault is just the beginning. Here are 3 trends to watch.
  • Jan 1, 2020

Attempts to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization have failed before. Why is it returning now?

Trump’s Middle East policy pattern shows disregard for the consequences.
  • May 1, 2019

Does the decline of U.S. power matter for the Middle East?

Perceived or not, declining American primacy has real effects.
  • Mar 19, 2019

Is the next Arab uprising happening in plain sight?

Popular protests are on the rise across the Middle East again. What does it mean?
  • Feb 26, 2019

What the UAE’s arrest of Matthew Hedges means for political science research in the Middle East

When it comes to research safety in the Middle East, the Hedges case is just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Nov 29, 2018

This big factor is at the heart of political protests all over Middle East

It's what connects protesters in Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Tunisia, and Yemen.
  • Oct 25, 2018

Why Gaza’s ‘March of Return’ isn’t dominating Arab headlines

Polarized media represent a polarized region. New Twitter data shows how.
  • Apr 13, 2018

Why it won’t be easy to resolve Yemen’s many wars

The preventable consequences of the war have been well documented, and the military conflict is at a stalemate.
  • Jan 26, 2018

What are the lessons of the Arab uprisings for Iran’s protests?

The protests in Iran are inevitably shaped by the experience of the 2011 Arab uprisings.
  • Jan 2, 2018

Three things to know about Trump’s Jerusalem gambit

Regional politics will determine what's next.
  • Dec 7, 2017