• 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…

  • From our Affiliates
    Palestine/IsraelSecurity and Defense

    What Provoked Israel’s Limited Response to Iran’s Attack?

    Apr 29, 2024Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    At dawn on 14 April, 2024, Iran launched its first ever direct attack from its own territory against Israel, involving some 120 ballistic missiles, 36 cruise m…

  • Policy Analysis
    UAERegional Relations and Geopolitics

    The UAE and the Red Sea Security Crisis

    Feb 27, 2024Giorgio Cafiero

    Despite the Israeli war on Gaza killing nearly 30,000 Palestinians, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has clung to the Abraham Accords, which it signed with Israe…

  • 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…

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    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…