In Focus: The Hamas-Israel War

Jewish Extremist Violence in the West Bank Could Trigger a Second Front
The combination of highly motivated young extremists on the ground, supportive far-right politicians back home, and ineffective local security measures may stoke a full-scale uprising if authorities continue to look the other way.
Nov 16, 2023
  • Neomi Neumann
Gaza War Shows Heightened Risk of Escalation in the Region
Although Washington and its partners have kept the war from spreading so far, the lack of clear rules on some fronts—particularly Syria—has created a dangerous environment in which any actor might inadvertently cross someone’s red lines.
Nov 17, 2023
  • Andrew J. Tabler
The Hamas-Israel War: One Month On
Four experts and former officials discuss the evolving military operation against Hamas, the status of the Lebanon front, the political plight of Arab governments, and the steps Israel must consider to balance its goals with growing international pressure.
Nov 9, 2023
  • Zohar Palti
  • Hanin Ghaddar
  • Ghaith al-Omari
  • Dennis Ross
Russia’s Relationship with Hamas and Putin’s Global Calculations
There is no evidence Moscow knew about the October 7 attack, but it has provided support to Hamas and is taking advantage of the resultant blows to U.S. interests.
Nov 6, 2023
  • Anna Borshchevskaya

Recent Institute Analysis

Photo of an October 2023 Iraqi demonstration with footprints covering the Israeli and American flags.
Iraq’s Delicate Balancing Act With Iran and the U.S.
Despite reassuring U.S. officials during recent meetings, it is unclear whether Prime Minister Sudani can indefinitely placate an angry public or prevent Tehran’s militia proxies from further escalating the situation.
Nov 19, 2023
  • Bilal Wahab

The Israel-Hamas War 2023: Frequently Asked Questions

Regional Implications of the Hamas-Israel War

Podcast: Full Season Now Available

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Podcast: Breaking Hezbollah's Golden Rule
Listen to the new season of a podcast series shining a bright light on the global terrorist and criminal activities that Lebanese Hezbollah would rather keep hidden from view.
Sep 18, 2023
  • Matthew Levitt

Interactive Map: ISIS Global Activity

In Focus: U.S. Counterterrorism Policy in Africa

Islamic State forces, in convoy formation, declare allegiance to new caliph, 2023.
Maps & Graphics
Exploiting a "Vast Jihad Arena":
The offensive occurred amid a deteriorating security situation across the Sahel that will require creative U.S. responses.
Sep 26, 2023
  • Aaron Y. Zelin
  • Sarah Cahn

Arab Public Opinion 2014 to Today

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Maps & Graphics
TWI Interactive Polling Platform
Interactive datasets, from 2014 to today
Jun 30, 2022