Moran Levanoni analyzes the release of a new single by Lebanese singer Fayrouz, now a controversial figure, despite having once been a symbol of Lebanese and Arab nationalism - partially due to her support for the Palestinian cause.
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Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak evaluates the past month of Turkish turbulence, with an LGBTQ Pride Parade, an opposition leader's protest march, and the anniversary of last year’s failed coup attempt.
Dr. Raz Zimmt investigates Iranian social media responses to the annual conference of Mojahedin-e Khalq, an Iranian opposition group whose support for Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War remains a searing national trauma.
Dr. Rachel Kanz-Feder examines the concept of al-dawla al-madiniyyah (the civil state) as it relates to contemporary Egyptian political discourse. In Hebrew.
Prof. Ofra Bengio writes in the Jerusalem Post about the obstacles that lie in the path of an independent Kurdistan in Iraq.
Joyce van de Bildt de Jong has written a chapter in "Remembering the Second World War", edited by Patrick Finney and which will be published in 2018 by Routledge.
MDC Researcher Brandon Friedman examines Israel's relations with the conservative Sunni Arab regimes and the current crisis over access to Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount.
Inbal Ben-Yehuda investigates the attitude of Darfurians to Islam, in the shadow of the Darfur crisis. In Hebrew.
MDC Senior Research Fellow Paul Rivlin examines demographic trends in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza and their implications.
Head of the Doron Halpern Middle East Network Analysis Desk Dr. Harel Chorev writes in the journal "Terrorism and Political Violence" about the impact of social media on the wave of Palestinian lone-wolf attacks against Israelis from October 2015 through September 2016.