Imad K. Harb is the Director of Research and Analysis at Arab Center Washington DC.
Opinion: Hariri's departure after nine months of trying - and failing - to form a government suggests that the time has come for a new generation of leaders to take over, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: Lebanon must put solidarity with Palestinians, and their right of return at the heart of efforts to support refugees and resist Trump's deal, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: Iraqis have been decrying Iranian and US interference in their affairs for many years, it's time they were handed the reins, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: Lebanese and Iraqi demonstrators are picking up the banner of a dignified national identity that has been submerged under the guise of confessional formulas, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: The UAE will do what is needed to preserve its influence anywhere it has a footprint, despite the cost, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: US hawks, their Gulf allies and Israel will see Trump's preference for avoiding military confrontation as capitulation, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: Pompeo and Trump have pinned blame for the attacks squarely on Iran, but the story may not be so straightforward, writes Imad K. Harb.
Comment: The cruel two-year blockade imposed on Qatar signals the need for a new Gulf entente based on collective action, writes wrties Imad K. Harb.
Analysis: Given GCC disunity and lack of readiness among Arab League states, it is doubtful that the emergency meetings will satisfy Saudi leaders' hopes in a full-fledged entente against Iran.
Comment: Trump's ill-advised decision to end the waiver against sanctions from nations that buy oil from Iran marks a dangerous escalation for the whole region, writes Imad K. Harb.