Tel Aviv Notes is the Moshe Dayan Center's bi-monthly analytical update on current affairs and regional developments in the Middle East. It has a regular distribution schedule on the 10th and 26th of each month. On occasion, as events in the region become breaking news, research fellows provide special editions of Tel Aviv Notes to keep our subscribers updated as events unfold. Currently, we have archived issues dating back to 2011. If you are looking for an older article, please contact us and we will be glad to assist.
Tel Aviv Notes - Contemporary Middle East Analysis
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MDC Visiting Scholar Konstantinos Zarras discusses ISIS, a group descending from al-Qa'ida with an enormous impact on Iraq and Syria.
MDC Senior Research Fellow Dr. Esther Webman discusses the situation of the various Islamist movements of the Middle East three years after the 'Arab Spring' uprisings.
MDC Research Fellow Dr. Harel Chorev discusses the rise in the number of Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets at the end of 2013 and whether it implies a third intifada.
Researcher Dr. Brandon Friedman discusses the various tactics Saudi Arabia uses in order to achieve its goals in the Middle East.
Guest author Samuel Helfont discusses the history of the Sunni-Shi'i divide and its implications for the post-'Arab Spring' Middle East.
Junior Researcher Joyce van de Bildt discusses the graffiti movement that has developed in Egypt since the 2011 revolution.
Tel Aviv Notes: Iran's Shadow Warriors: Iraqi Shi'i Militias Defending the Faithful in Syria and Iraq
Junior Research Fellow Carl Yonker discusses the participation of Iran-backed Shi'i proxy forces in the sectarian violence in Iraq and in the civil war in Syria.
Junior Research Fellow Duygu Atlas discusses the Turkish People's Democracy Party (HDP), an opposition party attempting to present a credible alternative to the AKP.
Dr. Micha'el Tanchum discusses India's troubles in accomplishing its goal of counter-balancing Chinese, Pakistani and Russian influence in Central Asia.
Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discusses the deteriorating Israeli-Turkish relations as an expression of Turkey's "independent global power policy".