MDC Research and Analysis

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Anfal and Halabja Genocide: Lessons Not Learned

Prof. Ofra Bengio, a Senior Research Fellow at MDC, published an article in "The Journal of the Middle East and Africa" about the Halabja genocide and the lessons learned from this Kurdish trauma.

The Druze Protest in the Summer of 2023

The current issue of Bayan contains an essay by Dr. Omri Eilat, which deals with the characteristics of the protest in the Druze communities in the north of the country that erupted following the Israeli government’s intention to establish a turbine farm in the Golan at the beginning of this summer. The essay analyzes the origins of the protest and its possible effects on the relationship between the Druze community and state authorities.

Azerbaijan-Türkiye Military Relations in the Shadow of the Negotiations with Armenia

This issue of Turkeyscope focuses on the essence and the impact of the Azerbaijani-Turkish military alliance in the Caucasus. By analyzing the deepening collaboration between the two states, Dr. Cavid Veliyev of Azerbaijan’s Center for Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) highlights the shifting balance of power in the region in favor of the Azerbaijan-Türkiye duo in the face of ongoing tension with Armenia.

Tradition and Protest: The Druze Community in Lebanese Politics

In our new issue of al-Durziyya: Druze and Other Minorities in the Middle East, Dr. Moran Levanoni analyzes political trends among the Druze community and their impact on Lebanese politics in the last parliamentary election. This article suggests that the political, social, and economic crises Lebanon is going through affected voting patterns within the Druze community, allowing new members to participate instead of the old guard of traditional politicians.

Israel should not wait for Nasrallah to strike

Professor Eyal Zisser, the Vice Rector of TAU and former director of MDC, has published an article in "Israel Hayom" discussing Israel's present tensions with Hezbollah and the effects of recent political turmoil on security.