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    TunisiaDemocracy and Governance

    The Tunisian Parliamentary Elections: Adding Fuel to the Fire?

    Dec 22, 2022Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    On 17 December 2022, the first parliamentary elections were held in Tunisia since President Kais Saied’s 2021 power grab seeking to overturn the 2014 constitut…

  • Policy Analysis
    JordanEnergy and Economics

    The Deeper Context to Political Unrest and Protests in Jordan

    Dec 21, 2022Curtis Ryan

    Protests have once again rocked the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, with truckers, bus and taxi drivers, and others in the transportation sector having staged var…

  • Policy Analysis
    LibyaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Libya’s Impasse Continues Amid Mounting Migrant Problems

    Nearly a year after national elections were supposed to be held in Libya, the country is still not any closer to resolving the deep political and geographical …

  • External Readings
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Netanyahu, the godfather of modern Israeli fascism

    Dec 21, 2022Marwan Bishara

    Fascism has been on the minds of Israel’s friends and foes alike since “the Jewish State” held its latest elections and its former Prime Minister Benjamin Neta…

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    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    The Gordian Knot: A Bird’s Eye View of US-Israel Relations

    Dec 20, 2022Nabeel A. Khoury

    Nabeel Khoury takes a broad view of American-Israeli relations, highlighting the issue of robust US military aid to Israel and intelligence sharing between the…

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    YemenConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Yemen in Limbo: No War, Yet Still No Peace

    Dec 15, 2022Afrah Nasser

    Afrah Nasser discusses the current stalemate in Yemen following the expiration of a UN-sponsored ceasefire agreement, looking at actions by all parties to the …

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    IranProtests and Activism

    Have Iran’s Leaders Come to Another Crossroads?

    Dec 14, 2022Daniel Brumberg

    Daniel Brumberg examines the ongoing protests in Iran and the country’s hardline response, stressing that the disturbances are unlikely to lead to the collapse…

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    Palestine/IsraelRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    De-Normalizing Israeli Normalization at the World Cup

    Dec 13, 2022Dana El Kurd

    At the international soccer tournament, Qatari anti-normalization activists as well as ordinary spectators have put Palestinian solidarity in the spotlight.Thi…

  • Viewpoint
    Saudi ArabiaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Saudi Arabia Will Not Find Strategic Protection in China

    Dec 13, 2022Imad K. Harb

    Saudi Arabia has just spent three days hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping in a summit that some believe could be fateful for the kingdom’s future strategic a…

  • Fresh Take
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    Israeli Elections 2022: Domestic and International Implications

    Dec 12, 2022

    Khalil E. Jahshan responds to the results of the Israeli parliamentary elections of 2022 and analyzes their domestic and international implications . Jahshan i…

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    EgyptJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Egypt’s National Human Rights Strategy: A Year in Review

    Dec 9, 2022Salmah Elmasry

    It has been a year since the Sisi regime launched Egypt’s National Human Rights Strategy (NHRS), which has been widely criticized as a smokescreen for the coun…

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    Saudi ArabiaUS Foreign Policy

    What Lies Ahead for Saudi Arabia in the 118th US Congress

    Dec 7, 2022Charles W. Dunne

    New challenges abound for President Joe Biden in 2023. The loss of a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives for the 118th Congress promises to lea…