Tel Aviv Notes is the Moshe Dayan Center's bi-monthly analytical update on current affairs and regional developments in the Middle East. It has a regular distribution schedule on the 10th and 26th of each month. On occasion, as events in the region become breaking news, research fellows provide special editions of Tel Aviv Notes to keep our subscribers updated as events unfold. Currently, we have archived issues dating back to 2011. If you are looking for an older article, please contact us and we will be glad to assist.
Tel Aviv Notes - Contemporary Middle East Analysis
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MDC Director Professor Uzi Rabi explains what recent developments in Iraq and Syria mean for the Islamic State and the region.
MDC researcher Dr. Irit Back uses the legacy of John Garang as a prism through which to analyze recent developments in Sudan and South Sudan.
MDC Researcher Dr. Ronen Zeidel explains how the battle for Fallujah fits into the broader war against the Islamic State in Iraq.
MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak explains the reasons for the ongoing talks between Turkey and Israel to restore full diplomatic relations.
Arik Rudnitzky, the Project Manager for Tel Aviv University's Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation, explains the background of the founders of a new political party in Israel and what the party means for Arab politics in Israel.
MDC Junior Researcher Ceng Sagnic analyzes the changing political landscape in Iraqi Kurdistan and explains how the internal contests for power affect the region's drive towards independence.
MDC Researcher Dr. Brandon Friedman explains the spread of chemical weapons in Syria through the lens of recently published reports from a UN-OPCW fact finding team.
Senior Research Fellow Dr. Ofra Bengio explains the interlocking domestic, regional, and international challenges facing the government in Turkey.
Tel Aviv Notes: MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak explains the roots of the security crisis facing Turkey in the aftermath of recent suicide attacks in Ankara and Istanbul.
Seth J. Frantzman explains the challenges facing the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) based on his two trips to Kurdistan, in June and December of 2015, which included multiple visits to the frontlines and interviews with high level officials and members of the peshmerga, as well as civilians.