In the latest episode of COVIDcast, Lowy Institute Research Fellow Lydia Khalil sat down with Olivia Troye, a former White House Coronavirus Task Force member and Homeland Security Advisor to Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an opinion piece published in Project Syndicate, Lydia Khalil describes how the governments of Egypt and Saudi Arabia have suppressed unfavorable information to hold on to power. But the experiences of Iraq and Lebanon suggest that this approach has limits in political systems that depend on
In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Research Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan and Nonresident Fellow Lydia Khalil argue that an increasing number of foreign fighters are likely to leave Syria and Iraq in the coming months and years, especially after the collapse of Islamic State’s caliphate, exacerbating
'Organised from abroad with complicity from within'. This is how French President Francois Hollande described the atrocious terrorist attacks that befell the city of lights this past weekend. The dead and the wounded are still being counted and a manhunt is underway for an eighth accomplice. There
The silly season has been extended in this US presidential election cycle. All summer long, the press fed on Republican candidate Donald Trump's political posturing through back to back insults and outrages.
At each turn, the political establishment predicted the demise of Trump's candidacy and
The Syrian conflict, now in its fourth, unrelenting year, is an unmitigated disaster. By any measure – strategic, humanitarian, political, social or environmental – the conflict has ravaged the Middle East.
The humanitarian toll is overwhelming. Over a quarter of a million are dead and half of