In this inaugural MDC Occasional Paper, Josh Krasna and George Meladze analyze the structure of power in the Middle East during the past decade, mapping the main regional players and the interrelationships between them, and assessing the potential for future change in the politics of the region.
Geopolitics of the Middle East
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Uzi Rabi describes effective mobilization in the GCC states, but at the same time identifies public expressions of xenophobia between Gulf citizens and their large migrant labor populations. This article is part of "The Coronavirus in the Middle East: State and Society in a Time of Crisis".
The Middle Eastern Scramble for the Horn of Africa: Humanitarian, Agricultural and Educational Aspects
In the new issue of Ifriqiya, Irit Back deals with how Middle Eastern powers are trying to increase their involvement in the Horn of Africa.
Senior Research Fellow Prof. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman argues that the 2017 Arab League Summit held in Jordan contained little substantive content, but nevertheless served as an indicator of current political dynamics.
MDC Principal Research Fellow Bruce Maddy-Weitzman argues that the Palestinian issue is just one of many on the crowded agenda of Mideast governments and nowhere near the top of their priorities.
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 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.