Foreign Policy

Beirut and the Birth of the Fortress Embassy

Habib Battah 04.10.2024

What is behind the sprawling new US embassy complex in Beirut?

Revisiting MERIP Coverage 30 Years After the First Gulf War

The Editors 03.2.2021

MERIP’s coverage of the First Gulf War sought to understand the crisis beyond the battlefield kinetics: from Iraq’s August 1990 invasion of Kuwait to the US-led Desert Storm military operation liberating Kuwait and looking beyond to the regional aftermath. Our authors and editors offered historically-grounded analysis of the invasion, they measured the nascent waves of misery and violence that would radiate from it and offered clear-eyed commentary on the costs and risks.

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