• 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
    IraqSecurity and Defense

    Iraq’s Illusory Sovereignty: Domestic and Foreign Culprits

    Feb 7, 2024Rend Al-Rahim

    The abridgement of Iraqi state sovereignty began at least with the Gulf War of 1991, when Iraq’s Kurds received international protection, the United States and…

  • From our Affiliates
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Israeli Calculations for Ground Offensive in Gaza and Prospects for Prisoner Exchange

    Oct 30, 2023Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Planning for a ground invasion was announced by the political and military leadership almost immediately, with the stated intention of overthrowing the Hamas g…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Preliminary Fallout of the War on Gaza

    Oct 26, 2023Mada al-Carmel

    On the morning of Saturday, October 7, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) launched a surprise attack on Israel, targeting a string of military and civilia…

  • From our Affiliates
    Palestine/IsraelSecurity and Defense

    Israeli Strategic Failures in Gaza

    Oct 11, 2023Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Whatever the outcome of the war on Gaza, this will have major repercussions within the state apparatus and within Israeli society. Not only will the events fue…

  • Fresh Take
    Palestine/IsraelSecurity and Defense

    Surging Crime among Palestinian Citizens of Israel

    Sep 12, 2023

    Sami Abu Shehadeh discusses the surge in organized crime in Palestinian communities in Israel and the gross negligence and indifference of the Israeli police. …

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Ending Military Aid to Israel: The Death of a Taboo?

    Aug 21, 2023Yousef Munayyer

    If there is one thing that characterizes American-Israeli relations more than any other it is US military aid to Israel, which currently amounts to nearly $4 b…

  • Podcast
    Palestine/IsraelSecurity and Defense

    Exporting the Weapons of Apartheid

    Aug 16, 2023

    Antony Loewenstein and Yousef Munayyer discuss the Israeli arms industry and how it relates to Israel's military occupation of Palestine. Loewenstein is an ind…

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iran’s Hardliners on the March: The Quiet Before the Storm?

    Aug 3, 2023Daniel Brumberg

    The recent redeployment of Iran’s dreaded “morality police” signals much more than a victory for the country’s hardliners. Instead, it seems to be part and par…

  • Policy Analysis
    North AfricaSecurity and Defense

    The Fate of the Wagner Group in Syria, Libya, and Sudan

    The failed mutiny by Yevgeny Prigozhin has put the fate of his Wagner Group doubt, not only in Ukraine but in several Arab states as well.

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Israel’s Attack on Jenin Refugee Camp: The Next Stage of Apartheid

    Jul 5, 2023Yousef Munayyer

    The Jenin refugee camp sits adjacent to the Palestinian city of Jenin in the north of the occupied West Bank. The camp’s registered population numbers around 2…

  • Policy Analysis
    SudanUS Foreign Policy

    The US and the Sudan Conflict: Motives and Ability to Influence Events

    Jun 27, 2023Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    The United States and Saudi Arabia announced on June 17, 2023 that both sides to the conflict in Sudan—the Sudanese Army Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support For…