Junior Researcher Joyce van de Bildt discusses collective memories in Holland of the Dutch peacekeeping forces failure to protect the Srebrenica enclave in 1995.
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Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman discusses the reasoning behind the Arab world's relative apathy to the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.To read, click here.
Anglo-Iranian Treaty Negotiations: Reza Shah, Teymurtash and the British Government, 1927–32 (Iranian Studies)
Junior Researcher Chelsi Mueller has recently published an article in Iranian Studies, which examines the negotiations held between 1927-1932 between Reza Shah's court minister, ‘Abdolhossein Khan Teymurtash, and the British Legation in Tehran. The aim of these discussions was to resolve all outstanding issues and to normalize relations between the two countries on the basis of a general treaty.
The Educational Philosophy and Curriculum of the Palestinian Nationalist Movement: From Arab Palestine to Arab-Islamic Palestine (Middle Eastern Studies)
This article compares the Palestinian identity discourse as it is presented in the PA educational philosophy (1998) and school curriculum (2000–2006) with the identity discourse in the PLO's earlier philosophy of education as well as Hamas' philosophy of education.
Senior Research Fellow Prof. Ofra Bengio and Junior Researcher Ceng Sagnic have published an article on the Kurdish news website, "Rudaw," where they discussed the results of the recent Tel Aviv University simulation, and argued that the results reflect the "critical role of the Kurds in the ongoing war against Islamic extremism in the Middle East."
Strained Bedfellows – Conflict and Cooperation between the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi Shiʿi Militias (Times of Israel)
Junior Researcher Carl Yonker has published an op-ed in the Times of Israel, where he discusses the complicated relationship between Kurdish peshmerga and the Iraqi Shi'i militias.
"The details from the emerging Iran deal are legitimate cause for concern, regardless of one's opinion of Netanyahu's tactics. All the evidence points to Iran playing a duplicitous game to ensure that maximum and strict transparency - the sine qua non for ensuring they do not achieve a nuclear breakout - never happens. If the world wishes for Israel to get on board with a deal, it must find a genuine solution to its concerns."
Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman discusses the efforts to reconstruct Gaza following Operation Protective Edge.
Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman analyzes the recent trends in Qatar's foreign policy.
Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman discusses the emergence of ISIS.