Al-Ahram Weekly - World

Shabaab Somalia: In the footsteps of Taliban

Ahmed Askar keeps up with the latest in the beleaguered country

Iraq’s incurable malaise

As Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani ends his first 100 days in office, Iraq’s embattled prime minister seems to be hurtling towards an uncertain political future, writes Salah Nasrawi

Kuwaiti government resigns

Kuwait’s government has resigned following a standoff with the country’s parliament, leaving the way open for the formation of the seventh government in three years, writes Mohamed Hafez

Averting Israeli escalation

Both Egypt and the US are hoping to avert further Israeli escalation against the Palestinians despite their differing approaches, writes Dina Ezzat

Melting the Libyan iceberg

Local political efforts as well as diplomatic and intelligence moves by foreign powers have been made this month in an attempt to end Libya’s political stalemate. Those efforts included meetings of local players, leaders of international and regional intelligence services, and diplomatic figures.

Inertia rules in Lebanon

Political and economic movement has been taking place in Lebanon, but it has been nowhere near enough to bring the country out of its political and economic crisis.

Uncertainties of the Russia-Ukraine war

With the first anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine war fast approaching, what are the choices facing the protagonists and their allies?

Disquiet within the Iranian elite

Fears are growing within the Iranian elite that the regime’s current trajectory is increasingly putting Iran on a collision course with the West, writes Manal Lotfy

Turkey election date

Karam Said keeps up with developments in Ankara

Tunisians’ economic woes

Opposition parties in Tunisia took to the streets of the capital last week in protest against government-led reforms, writes Karam Said

Disquiet within the Iranian elite

Fears are growing within the Iranian elite that the regime’s current trajectory is increasingly putting Iran on a collision course with the West, writes Manal Lotfy

Israeli escalation in the West Bank

Israel has been escalating its military actions in the West Bank against a background of growing difficulties for its extreme-right government.

The Biden crisis

The discovery of highly classified documents that were in the possession of US President Joe Biden while he was vice president has provided Republicans with additional ammunition to discredit the White House ahead of the 2024 presidential race.

Iran’s foreign minister in Beirut

Comments made by the Iranian foreign minister on a visit to Beirut last week have opened up the possibility of a change in the status quo in Lebanon.

A fossil fuel COP

Despite his green credentials and his country’s efforts at sustainability, the UAE appointing the head of ADNOC to lead COP28 is a controversial move.

China-Africa: From debts to benefits

China’s foreign minister began his tenure by refuting the “debt trap” narrative in Africa and promoting the “exchange of benefits” principle, reports Haitham Nouri

Analysis: The risks of rehabilitating Al-Assad

The costs of reconciliation with the Al-Assad regime without a reformed Syria will weigh on the region for generations.

A bumpy road from Turkey to Syria

High-level meetings have been taking place between Turkish and Syrian officials, raising the possibility of a warming of relations between the two countries.

Russia’s end game

How long can Ukraine and developing countries endure the Russian war?

Moves towards Libyan elections

Moves to lay the groundwork for upcoming elections in Libya began in Cairo this week with meetings between prominent Libyan stakeholders.

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