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    Bracing for the Sandstorm: The Gulf Energy Transition Imperative

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    Prior to the fall of 2023, Rafah was a relatively unknown city in the already poorly understood Gaza Strip, especially to much of the world outside of the Midd…

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    LebanonWomen & Gender Issues

    Violence Against Women in Lebanon: The Challenge of Legislative Action

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    In March 2024, Lebanon’s “reform MPs,” a group of legislators who were elected in 2022 from outside the country’s traditional sectarian system, proposed a new …

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    Biden’s Warmed-over Ceasefire Proposal

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    Biden’s Latest Peace Plan for Gaza: Impediments and Prospects

    Jun 13, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Experts discuss President Biden's recent proposal for a ceasefire and an end to the war on Gaza.

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    Key Questions Regarding Biden’s Ceasefire Proposal

    Jun 5, 2024

    Khalil E. Jahshan poses important questions regarding President Biden's recent proposal to end the war on Gaza.

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    Biden’s Gaza Announcement: What to Make of the Bizarre Spectacle

    Jun 4, 2024Yousef Munayyer

    On May 31, President Joe Biden announced what he described as a “comprehensive new proposal” offered by Israel for ending the war in Gaza that would be “a road…

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    KuwaitDemocracy and Governance

    The Supremacy of Executive Power in Kuwait

    Two decades of political turbulence in Kuwait came to a head on the evening of May 10 when Emir Mishal al-Ahmad Al-Sabah announced he was suspending the Nation…

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    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfClimate and Environment

    Climate Change in the MENA Region: Rising Risks of Drought and Flooding

    Jun 3, 2024

    Karim Elgendy discusses the extreme climate events that Gulf countries have been experiencing recently.

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    IranDemocracy and Governance

    Will Ebrahim Raisi’s Death Help Ultra-Hardliners ‘Make Iran Great Again’?

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    Will Disagreements over the Day after the War on Gaza Shatter the Netanyahu Government?

    May 28, 2024Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Disagreements between members of Israel’s ruling coalition, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have worsened in recent weeks after Benny Gantz threatene…