Ronni Shaked and Itamar Radai explain the context and significance of the Palestinian participation in the fourth season of the Arab Idol competition, whose winner was Bethlehem native Yacoub Shahin.
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Ceng Sagnic discusses the potential for shifting political alliances in post-referendum Turkey
Guest contributor Nick Danforth, of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington D.C., analyzes the future of US-Turkey relations after the April 2017 constitutional referendum in Turkey.
Working Paper No.1 critically examines the textbooks commonly used to teach about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in university classrooms.
Senior Research Fellow Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman argues that the 2017 Arab League Summit held in Jordan contained little substantive content, but nevertheless served as an indicator of current political dynamics.
.יואל פרקר חוקר את חיי מהגרים במזרח התיכון
Michael Barak analyzes the campaign on Egyptian social media to improve their status.
Raz Zimmt analyzes the campaign on Iranian social media to eliminate the legal requirement for women to wear the hijab in Iran.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak investigates the nationalistic discourse surrounding the recent diplomatic incident between Turkey and Holland, and the extent to which it has contributed to increased support for Erdoğan, shortly before the decisive referendum on changing Turkey's system of governance.
Alexey Khlebnikov analyzes how the Syrian conflict has been altered in recent months. The 2016 Syrian ceasefire and the subsequent talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, which renewed the political track, created a new reality, one in which the U.S. and the EU now have taken a back seat to Russia, Turkey, and Iran.