How has the Islamic State (IS) become the wealthiest organization in the Middle East in such little time? Samir Mourani explains how IS produces enough income to sustain its expansionist agenda.
Samir Mourani examines the role of Egyptian and Israeli elites in the illicit trade of natural resources.
Samir Mourani examines the expansionist role of ISIS into Syria and the obstacles it faces from opposing rebel groups on the ground.
Samir Mourani evaluates the threats posed to Lebanon by its swelling population of Syrian refugees.