MDC Research and Analysis
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MDC Senior Research Fellow Ofra Bengio outlines the importance of Kirkuk to the Kurdish Region of Iraq and explains the elements of the Kurdish leadership's strategy for advancing towards independence.
Ceng Sagnic analyzes Turkey's involvement in the Gulf crisis to support Qatar against a Saudi-led bloc and potential scenarios for the future regarding such support.
Michael Knights of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) discusses the imperative and difficulty of Turkey’s pushback against Kurdish and Iranian-backed militant groups in the Sinjar district of Iraq.
Senior Research Fellow Paul Rivlin examines the Qatar crisis and the potential economic ramifications for Qatar.
Prof. Ofra Bengio analyzes the place of Kirkuk in the current Kurdish campaign for independence. In Hebrew.
Head of the Doron Halpern MENAD program, Dr. Harel Chorev, writes for the Hoover Institution about the importance of social media in Palestinian public discourse.
MDC Principal Researcher Emeritus Gideon Gera examines the results of the Algerian parliamentary elections and explores their implications for stability and governance in Algeria.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the social media campaign to "convert Old Turkey into Erdoğan’s New Turkey."
Dr. Michael Barak examines the reaction to the Palestinian prisoner's hunger strike on Middle Eastern social media.