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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Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak explains the evolving role of Diyanet, the office of religious affairs, in Turkey.
MDC Researcher Dr. Daniel Zisenwine assesses recent political developments in Tunisia, 4 years after the ouster of President Ben 'Ali.
MDC Researcher Dr. Brandon Friedman analyses Russia's increasing projection of power and influence in the Middle East, where it undermines Western policy in order to advance its own objectives.
MDC Researcher and Head of Africa Studies Dr. Irit Back analyzes the successes and failures of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in mediating conflicts in East Africa.
Tel Aviv Notes: An Alliance between Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State on the Lebanese-Syrian Frontier?
MDC Researcher Dr. Joel D. Parker provides analysis of the implications of a potential alliance between Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State.
Dr. Sadiq J. al-Azm discusses the factors that produced the Syrian Civil War.
MDC Junior Researcher Joyce van de Bildt evaluates the way that the trials of Morsi and Mubarak actively contribute to the collective memory of Egyptians of their past regimes.
MDC Researcher Dr. Ronen Zeidel discusses the new Iraqi government.
MDC Senior Researcher Professor Ofra Bengio discusses the effect of the Islamic State on cementing a Kurdish state.
Ph.D Candidate Idan Barir analyzes the unique and precarious position of the Yezidi community in Northern Iraq, in the wake of the ISIS offensive there.