Itamar Radai explains how the violent confrontation that took place in January between the Israeli police and residents of the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran underscore the huge gaps separating the political leadership of the Arab minority in Israel and the Israeli political establishment.
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Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines the tumultuous discourse surrounding the Turkish referendum on consolidation of Erdoğan’s political authority.
Raz Zimmt discusses Iranians’ responses to a letter in which Iranian exiles urge US President Trump to adopt an aggressive policy towards Iran.
Gilad Shiloach examines the proliferation of Saddam Hussein's image as defender of the Arab world, which is magnified by fear of Iranian regional influence.
Joyce van de Bildt examines current feelings of nostalgia in modern Egypt for the monarchy. In Hebrew.
In his February 6 "Mideast Monitor" column for the Jerusalem Report, Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman analyzes the significant economic and political challenges facing Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Brandon Friedman explains that the Iran, Turkey, and Russia cooperation in Syria is not primarily directed at the West; rather, Russia is trying to reestablish itself as Syria’s ultimate arbiter.
Paul Rivlin, in the the second part of the Arab Human Disaster, examines what has happened to young people in the Middle East, trends revealed in the UN's Human Development Report 2015, and analyzes health issues in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Prof. Ofra Bengio has written an article in the Jerusalem Post, where she examines the current relationship between Russia, Turkey, and Iran.
Head of Africa Studies at the MDC Dr. Irit Back analyzes the role of regional organizations in aiding democratic transitions in Africa.