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Tel Aviv Notes - Contemporary Middle East Analysis
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In the July 23 issue of Tel Aviv Notes, MDC Researcher Dr. Ronen Zeidel discusses the May 2015 Islamic State offensive in Ramadi, and places the battle for Ramadi within the wider context of the current military stalemate in Iraq.
Visiting scholar Professor Ahmet K. Han examines the effects of Prime Minister Erdogan and President Davutoglu on Turkey's seemingly convoluted and opaque foreign policy.
MDC Director Prof. Uzi Rabi and Ben Mendales examine the transformative effects that the Islamic State has had on the region, primarily through their doctrine of ‘kasr al-hudud’ [shattering the borders].
MDC Senior Researcher Prof. Ofra Bengio argues that the imminent Turkish elections will likely decide whether Turkey remains democratic or veers towards an authoritarian system.
Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak explains the evolving state of relations between Iran and Turkey.
Guest scholar Dr. Matthieu Cimino explains how the Druze in Suwayda are responding to the Syrian civil war.
KAP Project Manager Arik Rudnitzky analyzes the outcome of the 2015 Knesset elections for the Arab sector in Israel.
Guest scholar Aymenn J. Al-Tamimi explains the origins of the Islamic State's "Sinai Province."
MDC Researcher Dr. Itamar Radai explains the local and regional dimensions of recent tension between Muslims and Druze in Israel.
Guest scholar James M. Dorsey, senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, explains the recent soccer violence in Egypt.