• Fresh Take
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Enabling Israel’s Assault on Civilians in Gaza

    Feb 23, 2024

    Khalil E. Jahshan discusses the US veto at the UN security council against a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantUS Foreign Policy

    US Troops to Stay in Syria and Iraq but Perhaps Not for Long

    In recent weeks, there have been meetings in Washington and in Baghdad about the presence in Iraq and Syria of US troops, whose official mandate is to aid loca…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Arab States Have Supported and Shunned Hamas in the Gaza War

    Feb 21, 2024Rami G. Khouri

    Four months of warfare between Israel and Hamas have generated regional and global dynamics that will shape the Middle East for decades. But the war in Gaza ha…

  • Podcast
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    The Healthcare System as a Target in Gaza

    Feb 21, 2024

    Yara M. Asi and Yousef Munayyer discuss how Israel has been targeting the healthcare system in Gaza in order to drive Palestinians out of their towns. Asi is a…

  • Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Azmi Bishara: US wants resumption of Arab-Israeli normalization – not a Palestinian state

    Feb 20, 2024Azmi Bishara

    US plans to recognize a vague and undefined Palestinian state are meaningless because Washington's goal is the resumption of Arab-Israeli normalization, not th…

  • Viewpoint
    SomaliaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    The Dangerous Chipping Away of Somalia’s Sovereignty

    Feb 16, 2024Imad K. Harb

    On New Year’s Day, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the president of Somalia’s breakaway federated state of Somaliland Muse Bihi Abdi signed a Memorand…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    Elections in Israel: Possible Scenarios and Outcomes

    Feb 16, 2024Mohanad Mustafa

    With the outbreak of the war on Gaza, there was a consensus in Israel that war was an exceptional emergency in which politics was neutralized, that unity was a…

  • Viewpoint
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Congress Works to Give More Aid to Israel, None for UNRWA

    Feb 16, 2024Ethan Mayer-Rich

    On February 13, the Senate voted 70-29 to pass a $95.3 billion national security supplemental package (H.R.815) to provide additional security assistance to Uk…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    The Biden Administration’s Confused Response to Israel’s Rafah Operation

    Feb 15, 2024Hanna Alshaikh

    At the center of US coverage of the Israeli war on Gaza in recent days is the rift between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding …

  • From our Affiliates
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Azmi Bishara’s Opening Keynote — Second Annual Palestine Forum

    Feb 15, 2024

    On 10 February 2024, Azmi Bishara, General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), delivered the keynote lecture of the Second Ann…

  • Fresh Take
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    The Biden-Netanyahu Rift over Rafah

    Feb 14, 2024

    Khalil E. Jahshan discusses President Biden's response to the impending Israeli attack on Rafah and the continuation of the Gaza war. Jahshan is Executive Dire…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Unprecedented Internal Displacement in Gaza

    Feb 14, 2024Kelsey Norman

    Conflicts always produce more internally displaced individuals than refugees. While there are approximately 32 million refugees worldwide, the number of intern…