In Focus: The Hamas-Israel War

Ending the War
Laying the groundwork for an eventual Hamas surrender would break the current binary choice between more destructive conflict and an ineffectual ceasefire.
Dec 1, 2023
  • Robert Satloff
  • Dennis Ross
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

Recent Institute Analysis

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Why China Is Taking Sides Against Israel—and Why It Will Likely Backfire
Beijing’s sharply anti-Israel response to the Gaza conflict, prompted by its increased focus on challenging Washington, exposes the limits of its diplomatic reach in the Middle East and the broader tensions in its foreign policy strategy.
Nov 29, 2023
  • Michael Singh

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