Analysis

Afghan farmers prepare poppy bulbs for harvest by slicing them with razors in the field May 16, 2002 near the city of Kandahar, in southern Aghanistan
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Analysis: The Taliban's rise to power has amplified fears that Afghanistan's huge narcotics trade will only increase under the new fundamentalist regime.
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Analysis: The idea of a common EU defence structure has been thrown around in different forms for 50 years. Will the policy find more traction after the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan?
A man walks past a poster of President Bashar al-Assad, a candidate for the Presidential election, in the Syrian capital Damascus on May 17, 2021
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Analysis: With tacit approval from Washington, Amman hopes that resolving Lebanon's energy crisis could pave the way for regional and international engagement with the Syrian regime.
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An Israeli flag flutters as Israeli soldiers stand on a tank in an army camp near Kibutz Kisufim along the border with the Gaza Strip in 2009. [Getty]
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Analysis: While Israel's new government was billed as an anti-Netanyahu alliance, Bennett is set to maintain the status quo in Gaza.
Yemen
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Analysis: With a deadly attack on a military base and continued fighting in the Marib province, there is no end in sight to Yemen's devastating war.
Two Afghan refugee men wearing protective face masks sit in front of a religious flag at a hussainiyah while attending a religious ceremony to commemorate Ashura in Shahr-e-Rey neighbourhood in the south of Tehran. [Getty]
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Analysis: Despite a history of tense ties, Iran has been covertly preparing for the possibility of a Taliban takeover in Afghanistan for some time.
In-depth Alessandra
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Analysis: Regional actors with divergent ambitions are paying close attention to Tunisia's political turmoil.
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Analysis: While it's still unclear how Saudi Arabia and the UAE will respond, Qatar may take on a mediator role.
Lebanese wait to fill their gas cylinders in the southern city of Sidon amidst a deepening economic crisis, on 10 August, 2021. [Getty]
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Analysis: The Biden administration, Iran, and Hezbollah are engaged in a public power struggle as they offer superficial solutions to Lebanon's energy crisis.