Marianna Belenkaya

Marianna Belenkaya

The death of Raisi and pressure on Israel: What has happened in the Middle East

Expert on Arab affairs Marianna Belenkaya analyses the consequences of Iran's president's death, the future of Saudi-Israeli normalization, and issues with Qatar and Egypt as mediators in Gaza hostage-for-truce negotiations between Israel and Hamas

Peacekeepers in Gaza, conflict with Cairo, disputes in Manama: What has happened in the Middle East

Expert on Arab affairs Marianna Belenkaya analyses the results of the summit of the League of Arab States, Egypt's threats to downgrade diplomatic relations with Israel, and the future of the Gaza Strip after the war

Hamas's strategy, Cairo-Doha relay, and US vacillations: What has happened in the Middle East

Expert on Arab affairs Marianna Belenkaya writes about Hamas's version of the hostage deal, Egypt's role as a mediator, and Biden's decision to stop US weapons supplies to Israel

Negotiations with Hamas and Beirut, Ankara's boycott, and Riyadh's conditions: What has happened in the Middle East

Expert on Arab affairs Marianna Belenkaya writes about the ceasefire negotiations, the future of Saudi-Israeli normalization, Israel–Turkey relations and possible war with Lebanon

Cairo's activation, Hamas's declaration, Beijing's intervention: What has happened in the Middle East

Expert on Arab affairs Marianna Belenkaya talks about the planned operation in Rafah, Hamas' demands, and Qatar and China's possible roles as mediators in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Strike on Iran, Doha's discontent, US veto, and operation in Rafah: What has happened in the Middle East

Expert on Arab affairs Marianna Belenkaya talks about Israel's strikes in Iran, Qatar's dissatisfaction with its mediator role, Israeli plan for an operation in Rafah, and US veto of Palestine’s UN membership bid

Tehran and Western diplomacy, fate of the deal, Ankara's sanctions, signals from Jakarta: What has happened in the Middle East

Expert on Arab affairs Marianna Belenkaya talks about Israel's anticipation of Iran's response, Israeli relations with Indonesia and Turkey, and the ongoing military action in Gaza.