Adam Hoffman investigates the deadly attack that ISIS perpetrated in the heart of Baghdad in mid-January, shortly after the official announcement of the organization’s defeat in Iraq.
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Ariel Koch uncovers the internal Jihadist discourse following the publication of a video by the Sinai Province of ISIS, which criticized Trump’s declaration regarding Jerusalem.
Raz Zimmt analyzes the December 2017 protests in Iran, the role of social media, and the eventual weakening of those protests.
Guest authors Ofir Winter and Kobi Michael analyze the Palestinian Authority's commitment to the two-state solution. In Hebrew.
Brandon Friedman examines Turkey's recent military operation into Kurdish governed Afrin and its broader implications for the Syrian war.
Senior Research Fellow Paul Rivlin analyzes how economic problems have come to a head in three very different states in the region: Saudi Arabia, Iran and Tunisia. As a result, unrest has developed with social and political consequences.
Guest author Marlon Saadi analyzes reports of the possible death of Denis Cuspert, who was the most prominent German fighter for the Islamic State.
Ariel Koch examines the emergence of two new al-Qaʿida organizations in Syria.
Adam Hoffman examines the Islamic State's use of music for propaganda purposes.
Heidi Basch-Harod explains the effect of the #MeToo movement on the Middle East and analyzes key developments in women's rights issues in the region during 2017.