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.
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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.
Paul Rivlin explains how Turkey's economic growth has slowed after 2008 ,due in part to the flagging pace of reform that had been designed to move Turkey towards European Union membership. Economic decisions in Turkey have become increasingly politicized and economic growth continues to be unbalanced.
Rina Bassist analyzes the Djibouti government's overtures to the West and China.
Itamar Radai and Ronni Shaked of the Truman Institute, analyze the recent victory of a Palestinian singer in the 'Arab Idol' competition.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discusses the impact of the recent Turkish soap opera, Payitaht, on Turkish society and the Erdoğan administration's desire to reshape the country's historical narrative.