The Arab tribes of Lebanon: Kindling for Saudi-sponsored Sunni–Shia conflict?
Lebanon's Arab Tribes were naturalized for Rafiq Hariri's electoral ambitions. But today, they are vast in number, deadset on making their presence known, and organizing politically in every realm. After a sectarian tribal attack in Khalde left four Lebanese dead this month, the nation wants to know – what is their agenda and who is backing the tribes?
Tyranny on the waters: The UAE-Israeli occupation of Yemen’s Socotra Island
The transformation of Yemen’s strategically-located Socotra Island into an Emirati-Israeli military intelligence hub has raised concerns for the Ansarallah movement and its allies, significantly increasing the geopolitical stakes of the Yemen war.
Terror from Balochistan: a menacing tool to disrupt Sino-Pakistani economics
A Baloch suicide bombing targeting Chinese workers in Karachi comes a mere month after the US-backed ousting of PM Imran Khan. Pakistan is a critical BRI hub in Beijing's vast Eurasian connectivity project, and it looks like CPEC is the ultimate target of this disruption.