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Tel Aviv Notes - Contemporary Middle East Analysis
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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.
MDC Researcher Brandon Friedman addresses the ceasefire in the Syrian War and recent Saudi declarations to send its special forces into Syria as part of the American coalition.
Saira Khan explains how the Islamic State uses water infrastructure as both a weapon of war and a political instrument.
MDC Senior Research Fellow Dr. Esther Webman examines the ideology and goals of the Islamic State and al-Qaʿida as expressed in their English-language publications.
Tel Aviv Notes: Saudi Women Participate in the Kingdom’s Municipal Elections: A Sign of Change in State-Society Relations
MDC Researcher Dr. Nachum Shiloh explains how female participation in the 2015 Saudi municipal elections reflect changes in state-society relations in the Saudi kingdom.