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.
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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.
Guest contributor Arad Nir examines the relative apathy expressed by the Turkish and Israeli media towards recent steps at normalization and reconciliation between the two countries.
Ofra Bengio analyzes the arguments related to the question of whether Kurdistan will declare its independence from Iraq.
In this article from the December 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Michael Barak studies the online efforts of Egyptian civil society to advance social issues, with a focus on child trafficking and kidnappings.