Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman has written a piece in the American Interest, where he examines how, in Morocco, where the traditional “fear of the authorities” has weakened, the Amazigh identity movement could help shape the future.
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Despite the importance and improvement of multi-dimensional Turkish-Chinese relations, Turkish decision makers have had difficulties reconciling their Pan-Islamic ideological rhetoric and the demands of realpolitik. While Ankara recognizes the need to form good relations with China, its self-assigned role as the protector of “oppressed Muslims” has, so far, trapped Turkey between realpolitik and the purism of ideology.
In his latest Mideast Monitor, Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman argues that it may be impossible to restore a unified Syrian state, post Syrian Civil War.
Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman analyzes the regional implications of the nuclear deal with Iran.
Professor Ofra Bengio has published an article in "Panorama: From the Desert to World Cities, the New Terrorism, "produced by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. In her article, she analyzes the Kurdish part in the struggle against the Islamic State.
MDC Senior Researcher Prof. Ofra Bengio has published an article on Fikra Forum, wherein she discusses the possibilities and challenges of Kurdish independence in Iraq, following recent regional developments.
MDC Dr. Michael Barak has published an op-ed in Israel Hayom about the decline of al-Qaeda.
This study examines the place of the Amazigh movement and communities in the evolving political fortunes of North African states. It evaluates the prospects for attaining a genuine recognition of Amazigh ethnocultural demands as part of a broader democratic transformation of society and state, and the Amazigh movement's likely contribution to that transformation. The Amazigh movement has the potential to make alliance with governments and other sectors of societies, in part to try and balance the strength of Islamist groups.
Professor Ofra Bengio has published an article on the website mida.org.il, where she argues that Turkish President Reccip Tayyep Erdogan's policy may well drag Turkey into a bloody war with the Kurds and perhaps even cause a civil war within Turkey itself. In Hebrew. To read, click here.
Moran Levanoni has published an article on the website, "Mida," where he analyzes the current battle in Syria and in the media, between pro-Shi'i and rebel Islamists. The article is in Hebrew. To read, click here.