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Weekend Reading: Iran's Foreign Policy, Egyptian Dystopian Literature, and Protests in Morocco

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:48:09 EDT

Ariane Tabatabai and Annie Tracy Samuel (image)



The Other Gulf Conflict: How the Qatar Crisis Is Playing Out in D.C. Back Rooms

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:54:23 EDT

This article was originally published(image)



How Al Jazeera Amplifies Qatar’s Clout

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:27:20 EDT

Introduction A Saudi-led bloc has demanded Qatar shutter Al Jazeera, the global news br(image)



Follow the External (Balance of Payments) Breakevens of the Oil Exporters

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:32:31 EDT

The global impact of oil’s fall from $100 plus to under $50 a barrel has not gotten as much atten(image)



What Trump Gets Right About the Middle East

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:54:25 EDT

This article was originally published(image)



About Israel's "Isolation"

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:24:33 EDT

Indian Prime Minister Modi is now visiting Israel, in the first visit ever from an Indian head of(image)



Egypt’s Leader Faces a Crisis of His Own Making—One That Reveals His Nation’s Dangerous Weakness

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:34:42 EDT

This article, which I coauthored with my research associate, Amr Leheta, was originally publi(image)



Weekend Reading: Hebrew in Egypt, Israeli Nukes, and Jewish Beirut

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:57:06 EDT

Amira Sayed Ahmed(image)









Kushner's Impossible Task in the Middle East Is the Easy Part

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:58:37 EDT

This article was originally published(image)



Risks and Opportunities for the World’s Refugee Women

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:56:46 EDT

Shorash is twenty-three years old.(image)









Sacrificing Security to Hurt Trump

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:52:49 EDT

Much was made of the information that President Trump gave to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov whe(image)



Untangling the Qatar Kerfuffle

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:52:10 EDT

This article was originally published(image)



Women Around the World: This Week

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:09:09 EDT

Women fight to liberate Raqqa(image)



Weekend Listening: We Are Now Free

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:03:26 EDT

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Why Did the Islamic State Target Tehran?

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:55:44 EDT

Attacks by the self-proclaimed Islamic State on Iran’s parliament and the shrine to Ayatollah Ruh(image)



Excerpt From "False Dawn": Freedom's Ride

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:55:25 EDT

The following excerpt from chapter 1 of my new book,(image)



How Six Days in 1967 Shaped the Modern Middle East

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:09:48 EDT

After the saber-rattling Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser expelled UN peacekeepers from the(image)






The Danger Grows in Bahrain

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:12:16 EDT

The government of Bahrain has just shut down the main secular opposition group in the country, th(image)



Donald in Arabia: What Did We Learn From Trump's Encounter With the Saudi Monarchy?

Tue, 30 May 2017 10:08:55 EDT

This article was originally published(image)






Why is Norway Glorifying Terror?

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:52:07 EDT

Why is Norway glorifying the murder of children?(image)



A New Mideast Cold War Intensifies

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:42:55 EDT

This past week has been a momentous one for the Middle East. President Donald J.(image)



President Trump’s Peace Efforts Require A Regional Approach

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:02:07 EDT

President Donald Trump’s non-stop flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv is being described as the first(image)



Is Iran’s Election a Litmus Test for the Next Supreme Leader?

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:04:05 EDT

Helia Ighani is the assistant directo(image)



Steven A. Cook Recounts the Failure of the Middle East Uprisings in New Book, “False Dawn”

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:24:22 EDT

June 1, 2017—More than half a decade after people across the Middle East poured(image)



Firuz Kazemzadeh: A Life Well Lived

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:55:51 EDT

In 1982, when I was serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, a professor of hist(image)



The British Royal Boycott of Israel Continues

Mon, 15 May 2017 22:14:58 EDT

I’v written before, in 2014 and (image)



How Stable Is Saudi Arabia?

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:08:23 EDT

Speculating about the future of Saudi Arabia has become one of the more common guessing games amo(image)



Why the Myth of Sunni-Shia Conflict Defines Middle East Policy—and Why It Shouldn’t

Sun, 14 May 2017 15:13:31 EDT

This article was originally published (image)






How the French Debacle in Algeria Shaped the Rise of Marine Le Pen—and What America Can Learn From It

Mon, 01 May 2017 11:58:20 EDT

This article was originally published (image)



Iran’s Presidential Test

Mon, 01 May 2017 11:54:44 EDT

Iran’s presidential election cycle has taken on its typical carnival atmosphere, with feverish sp(image)



Palestinian President Abbas’ Washington Challenge

Mon, 01 May 2017 09:35:12 EDT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas faces one of the greatest negotiating challenges of his polit(image)






Women Around the World: This Week

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:33:25 EDT

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news rela(image)



How the Pentagon Announces Killing Terrorists Versus Civilians 

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:23:31 EDT

This blog post was coauthored with my research associate,(image)



The Meaning of Mosul

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:52:49 EDT

A U.S.-backed (image)






The New York Times Calls a Convicted Terrorist a "Parliamentarian"

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:57:30 EDT

Today the New York Times ran an op-ed by Marwan Barghouti, and described him as "a Pales(image)






The Impact of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:14:57 EDT

Introduction Iran has dismantled much of its nuclear program and given international in(image)



Will Syria Yield to the Chemical Weapons Ban?

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:28:57 EDT

The U.S.(image)






Egypt Goes From Bad to Worse: Under President Sisi, the Nation Longs for the Good Old Days of Mubarak

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:15:13 EDT

This article was originally published(image)



The Trump Administration Settles In on Settlements

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 06:15:09 EDT

Israeli settlement activity has been in the news this past week because the Trump administration(image)