Raz Zimmt discusses Iranians’ pointed criticism of the US travel ban on visitors from majority Muslim countries, which prevents Iranians from entering the United States.
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Research Fellow Brandon Friedman examines the development of national identity in Saudi Arabia. In Hebrew.
Roaa Khater examines the political campaign of a woman from the Druze villages in the Golan Heights during municipal elections held there.
This issue of Bayan contains an in-depth essay by Ariel Ben Solomon dealing with current developments in the ranks of the southern faction of the Islamic movement in Israel.
Senior Research Fellow Paul Rivlin explains how an extremely inefficient economy, widespread poverty, and demographic growth have led to inflation in the aftermath of the devaluation of the Egyptian pound, this time by 32.5 percent against the US dollar.
Ambassador Haim Koren's article deals with the development of Sudan's foreign policy in light of domestic challenges.
In his March 2017 "Mideast Monitor" column for the Jerusalem Post, Senior Research Fellow Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman argues that "North Africa remains a region in flux suffering from the same problems that led to the Arab Spring in the first place."
Senior Research Fellow Prof. Asher Susser explains that while the Arabs remain the largest ethnic group in the region, the non-Arab states have become its key political players. The non-Arab states, Iran and Turkey and to a lesser degree Israel, have filled the void left by Arab weakness.
Ceng Sagnic discusses the Russo-Turkish rapprochement with a focus on the Syrian war and the shifting Turkish policy concerning that country.