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In this photo released by the Iranian Presidency Office, President Ebrahim Raisi, right, greets the leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, at the start of their meeting at his office in Tehran in June 2023. (Iranian Presidency Office, via AP)

Iran has so far resisted direct involvement in the Gaza war, but is that changing?

Iran prefers to engage Israel through its proxies, but the risk of escalation makes this a dangerous strategy.
A billboard depicts the leaders of the Houthis, Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images

How much influence does Iran have over its proxy ‘Axis of Resistance’ − Hezbollah, Hamas and the Houthis?

Iran has expanded its network of partners across the Middle East. But it isn’t a simple case of Tehran dictating the terms of the alliance.
Divisions: Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu will find it hard to negotiate a peace deal with support from the extreme right of his cabinet. EPA-EFE/Ronen Zvulun/pool

Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest problem in negotiating an end to war with Hamas and Hezbollah may be his own government

Facing opposition to a peace deal within his own cabinet, Israel’s prime minister will find it difficult to agree an international peace deal and hold on to power.
A Syrian refugee boy jumps from a swing as he plays under cloudy skies at the public beach of Ramlet al Bayda in Beirut, Lebanon, in 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

How displaced Syrians effectively navigated ‘border frictions’ in Lebanon and Turkey

Many displaced Syrians responded to harsh border controls by passing through permeable borders, using alternative routes and relying upon the use of smugglers and social networks.

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