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.


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.

Hariri reverses political slide by backing Aoun presidency

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Saad Hariri’s success as prime minister will depend on new compact with Michel Aoun and Hezbollah, less so on Saudi Arabia; Al-Monitor breaks news of Russian draft plan for Syrian Kurdish autonomy; United States seeks ground force to isolate Raqqa.

Did Putin give green light to Turkish attack on US-backed Syrian Kurds?

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Kurds again in crosshairs as Turkey weighs options in Mosul.

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