What’s Up in The MENA Region? Lebanon’s multiple challenges, Kuwait in the spotlight, assessing the situation in Syria

Lebanon’s multiple challenges

Unprecedented economic and financial crises are bringing Lebanon to its knees, while a prolonged political impasse concerning the formation of a new government is fuelling new societal rifts and causing further resentment towards the institutions, making the need of structural reforms more urgent than ever.

 A focus on Kuwait

After the passing of Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah in September, will Kuwait’s foreign policy preserve its substantial independence and continue on a path of regional mediation? How could the current fiscal crisis at home impact the country’s foreign policy?

What is happening in Syria?

As the conflict remains “hot” in the Idlib Province and security seems extremely precarious over large swathes of Syria, different political and security actors seek to consolidate their power and brace for possible confrontations in the months ahead.