Columnist

Dr. Manuel Almeida

Dr. Manuel Almeida is a political analyst and consultant focusing on the Middle East. He is the former editor of the English online edition of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper and holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science  

Twitter: @_ManuelAlmeida

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Elections set to make Hezbollah model an inescapable reality in Iraq

On the 15th anniversary of the overthrow of Saddam Hussein by US forces, Iraq is reaching another critical moment in its troubled history.

April 05, 2018

Coming weeks will be critical for stability in the Middle East

Since the announcement late last week that John Bolton would replace Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, a torrent of reactions, news and analyses have cautioned about the beating drums of war within the White House.

March 29, 2018

An assertive Russia in the Middle East suggests an eye on the post-Putin era

Following a well-choreographed act last weekend that landed him a record election victory, with more than 76 percent of the vote, Russian President Vladimir Putin is now preparing for his fourth, and final, term.

March 23, 2018