Tag Archive for: "Middle East"
Introducing Iran’s president-elect

As was widely predicted, Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline conservative, won last Friday’s Iranian presidential election in a landslide and will succeed Hassan Rouhani as president in August. However, the historically low turnout of voters and …

Syria’s multi-purpose election

On 26 May, Syria held its second presidential election since the 2011 revolution. What was described by most observers as a sham yielded an unsurprising result—the re-election of Bashar Al-Assad for a fourth consecutive term …

The abominable Israeli–Palestinian conflict

The two-state solution for the Israeli–Palestinian conflict is a yeti—often talked about, but rarely sighted. And like the Himalayan snowfields, its habitat is shrinking. A familiar combination of domestic Israeli and Palestinian political dynamics, international …