Joe Macaron is a Middle East Analyst at the Arab Center Washington DC. Twitter handle: @macaronjoe
Analysis: The Biden administration, Iran, and Hezbollah are engaged in a public power struggle as they offer superficial solutions to Lebanon's energy crisis.
Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in these high stakes negotiations.
Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.
Comment: Hizballah have finally endorsed direct negotiations to settle the border dispute with Israel, potentially allowing for much needed gas exploration for Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.
Comment: When it comes to Trump's foreign policy and Lebanon, much of it will hinge on how US relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran will evolve, writes Joe Macaron
Comment: The White House is walking a tightrope in northern Syria, as it makes chaotic attempts to balance relations with both Ankara and Kurdish forces, writes Joe Macaron
Comment: Despite domestic deals over policy and platforms, Clinton must broaden her appeal to win over both left-leaning Democrats and independents, writes Joe Macaron.
Comment: As American influence in Iraq dwindles and Iranian influence grows, Abadi finds himself a prisoner of his ruling coalition, and reform is as elusive as ever, writes Joe Macaron
US President Barack Obama agreed to a Russian military deployment in Syria on the condition that it be limited to fighting the Islamic State group, a senior American official said.