Nasser Haidar

Getting Ready For The Egyptian Presidential Elections

Controversy and speculation began last week when former Prime Minister of Egypt, Ahmed Shafik, announced on Wednesday, his intention to run in the next presidential elections around March or April of 2018. Hours after declaring his intent to run, Shafik announced in a video message given to Al Jazeera that he […]

Lebanon – A Regional Game Of Chess

Over the last few days, Lebanon has once again found itself stuck between regional heavyweights. In a shock move on Saturday, November 4th, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation from Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on Saudi-owned TV networks. The Prime Minister cited Iran’s interference in domestic […]

Spain Takes Steps Towards Suspending Catalonia’s Autonomy

In Spain’s second largest region, a constitutional crisis is unfolding. After a fiercely disputed referendum took place on October 1st, the central government in Madrid is taking action to centralize power away from Barcelona. The region’s 7.44 million residents and 200 billion euros in GDP (19% of Spain’s total GDP) […]