• From our Affiliates
    Palestine/IsraelProtests and Activism

    On Antisemitism and the Student Protests

    May 23, 2024Azmi Bishara

    An Israeli sociologist counts herself among the peace camp and yet considers student anti-war protests to be motivated by deep-seated Christian antisemitism or…

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    SyriaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Captagon: Assad’s Ticket to Normalization in the Arab World?

    May 22, 2024Emily Costello

    On May 19, 2023, Bashar al-Assad made headlines by attending the Arab League summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the first time since the start of the Syria Civ…

  • Policy Analysis
    UAERegional Relations and Geopolitics

    UAE Restricts US Military Strikes from Its Territory

    Fearing an attack by Iran or its allied militias in the region, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has restricted US military aircraft from targeting these proxy g…

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    Saudi ArabiaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Determinants of Saudi Arabia’s Response to the Gaza War

    May 22, 2024Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Following Hamas’s “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood” on October 7, Saudi Arabia publicly criticized Israel’s actions in Gaza and blamed it for escalating tensions, desp…

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    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Whitewashing Biden’s Policy on Gaza

    May 21, 2024Khalil E. Jahshan

    On May 13, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan addressed the media in the White House press room on current developments in the Middle East, focusing on th…

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    IranDemocracy and Governance

    Raisi Departs, But Iran Remains Khamenei’s Realm

    May 20, 2024Imad K. Harb

    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s death comes at a particularly precarious time for the Islamic Republic. While important, considering the monumental news, Sup…

  • Op-Eds

    Israel Policy Could Cost Biden the White House—and Us Democracy

    May 20, 2024Yousef Munayyer

    Democrats should be very worried about November because the White House’s pro-Israel policy may well cost them dearly in an election that could be decided by u…

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    Palestine/IsraelRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Seven Months of War on Gaza, Israel Is in International Distress

    May 17, 2024Mtanes Shihadeh

    The Israeli government has described the war on Gaza since last October as an “existential war and a second war of independence.” Israel’s official and public …

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    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Israel’s Rafah Incursion: How Far Can Netanyahu Go on Ignoring US Policy?

    May 16, 2024Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Ignoring warnings from his international allies, especially in Washington, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on 6 May greenlighted a “limited” milita…

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    Palestine/IsraelUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    Congress’s Crackdown on Campus Protests and the Threat to Civil Liberties

    May 15, 2024Ethan Mayer-Rich

    It has been a month since student protests started at Columbia University with the establishment of a protest encampment on April 17. In response, students aro…

  • Policy Analysis
    Saudi ArabiaUS Foreign Policy

    The Gaza Crisis Pushes Washington and Riyadh Closer

    May 15, 2024Daniel Brumberg

    Hamas’s May 6 acceptance of a hostage deal proposed by Egypt and Qatar was surely designed to induce the White House to pressure Israel to produce a counteroff…

  • Policy Analysis
    YemenConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Divergent Saudi-Emirati Agendas Cripple Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council

    May 15, 2024Afrah Nasser

    Two years into its existence, Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) still has not effectively addressed critical problems facing the country: a dire ec…