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Join us for an expert webcast featuring experienced diplomats as they preview the context and likely policy content of Israeli prime minister Netanyahu's visit to Washington. Watch live starting at 12:00 noon EDT (1600 GMT) on Tuesday, July 23, 2024.

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New Study: A Roadmap for PA Reform

Swearing-in ceremony for PA cabinet, March 31, 2024. Mahmoud Abbas is third from right; the new PM, Muhammad Mustafa, is to his left.
Reforming the Palestinian Authority:
The beleaguered governing body requires an overhaul in order to support West Bank stability, postwar governance of Gaza, and a revived political process with Israel.
Jul 22, 2024
  • Neomi Neumann
  • Ghaith al-Omari

Webcast | Allies Under Pressure: The Gaza War and U.S.-Israel Relations

The ten months since the deadly Hamas terror attacks of October 7 have revealed both the profound strengths and strains of the U.S.-Israel partnership. Are current tensions a temporary consequence of the Israel-Hamas war, or do they represent a new and enduring divide between the two allies? In this episode, Dennis Ross joins David Makovsky on the eve of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s record fourth address to Congress to discuss the history of the U.S.-Israel relationship and possible future trajectories for the alliance.

In Focus: U.S.-Israel Relations

Behind the US Plan to Prevent an All-Out Israel-Hezbollah War
An American-led diplomatic initiative to separate their forces at the border appears to be falling short, and time is running out.
Jun 25, 2024
  • David Schenker
Israel and the United States Must Agree on How to End the War in Gaza
If Netanyahu’s definition of victory is too broad, Biden’s is too narrow—Gaza must be measurably and permanently demilitarized.
Jun 19, 2024
  • Dennis Ross
  • David Makovsky
On Israel, Biden Is No Reagan
Skewed historical comparisons do not change the fact that the president’s arms restrictions will put Israel in greater danger.
May 10, 2024
  • Michael Singh
Denial or Punishment? The U.S.-Israel Debate About How Best to Deter Iran
Experience shows that a balanced strategy blending deterrence by denial and deterrence by punishment can more effectively contain Iran.
Apr 26, 2024
  • Michael Eisenstadt

Study: Addressing UNRWA's Problems and Failings

UNRWA workers at Nuseirat camp, Gaza, after Israeli strike (left); French diplomat Catherine Colonna (right)
Evaluating UNRWA After the Colonna Report
The obvious nature of multiple recom­mendations points to scandalous mismanagement at the UN aid agency over decades.
Jun 27, 2024
  • James G. Lindsay

Interactive Map: ISIS Global Activity

Interactive Tool: Tracking Maritime Attacks in Middle East Waters Since 2019

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