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Analysis: Irrespective of how tensions over Iran's nuclear program and foreign policy play out in 2023, Muscat will continue balancing its relationships with regional actors while seeking to promote greater stability in the Middle East.
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Analysis: Israel, and the US, have been eager to create a regional military alliance with Gulf states to counter Iran, but the project poses multiple risks and few benefits for Gulf leaders.
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Analysis: Lebanon's anti-establishment movement grew as a reaction to numerous regime crises, but internal disputes, limited reach, and a lack of strategy continue to be obstacles to a sustainable political project.
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Analysis: From Central Asia to North Africa, Turkey remains a critical lynchpin in the regional power dynamics of the Middle East. As Turkey moves ahead into 2023, it will be presented with steep challenges as well as new opportunities.
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Analysis: Security gaps due to ongoing political disagreements in Iraq, and Turkey's targeting of the Syrian Democratic Forces, have created opportunities for the Islamic State to launch attacks.
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Analysis: Amid speculation that Khalifa Haftar was going to announce the secession of eastern Libya, the military leader is now reassessing his play for power.
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Analysis: In 2022, Gulf states increased their influence on the global stage. While regional bridge-building looks set to continue, critical issues such as Iran, the Abraham Accords, Yemen, and the Ukraine war will also dominate the year ahead.
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This data-driven investigation into Freedom Of Information requests (FOIs) sent to Frontex reveals how the EU border agency systematically delays responses. Frustrating process discourages European citizens from pursuing transparency.
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Analysis: While China has gained more economic influence in the Middle East over the past decade it is unlikely to take on military and security commitments or choose sides in the region's power struggles.
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Analysis: With a record low turnout, Saturday's election in Tunisia is set to produce a largely powerless parliament that will cement President Kais Saied's monopoly on power.