Week in Review

Week in Review

The 2016 timeline highlights events that made the news, and the stories behind them. (photo by Al-Monitor)

A look back: 2016 in review

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 | Al-Monitor

Our interactive timeline shows the stories that have shaped the region so far.


Putin not waiting for Trump to press advantage in Syria

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Russian president seeks gains in Syria in the final weeks of the Obama administration; Saudi Arabia encouraged by Trump’s take on Iran; Liberman as gatekeeper between Trump and Netanyahu.

Would Trump back Turkish military escalation in Iraq, Syria?

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan weighs risks and benefits of military interventions as Donald Trump transition signals possible Turkish tilt; Will Iraq's Baathists return after liberation of Mosul?

Should Iran fear a Trump presidency?

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

New US sanctions could end up isolating Washington, not Tehran, as Iran gains ground in the region; Obama’s decision to target Jabhat al-Nusra leaders could lead to breakthrough on Aleppo.

Can Lebanon’s Old Guard forge new social contract?

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Lebanese citizens hope for greater accountability, independence and distance from foreign conflicts after Michel Aoun engineers breakthrough by forming a new government.

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