Brandon Friedman examines Turkey's recent military operation into Kurdish governed Afrin and its broader implications for the Syrian war.
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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.
Gilad Shiloach analyzes the Islamic State's declaration of war against Hamas.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak reviews how public discourse in Turkey was re-directed from scandals implicating senior officials of the Erdoğan government to the issue of Jerusalem, which unified all players in the Turkish political arena.
Nachum Shiloh investigates the reasons behind the moderate Saudi reaction to U.S President Donald Trump's Jerusalem declaration.
Michael Barak analyzes the attempts by leaders of Palestinian discourse, particularly the Fatah and Hamas movements, to inflame passions and provoke mass protests in response to U.S President Donald Trump's December speech, which recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.