Iran

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Syria

Iraq

U.S. Middle East Policy

The Middle East NATO: From Fiction to Fact
In light of increased regional tensions, the idea of a Middle East NATO is becoming more and more realistic, this time with the possibility of Israeli-Arab cooperation.
Sep 14, 2022
  • Mohamed Chtatou
Women’s Rights—Why the West Shouldn’t Abandon the Middle East
A Reaction to Biden’s trip to the Middle East through the lens of women’s rights.
Aug 31, 2022
  • Jemima Shelley
The Killing of al-Zawahiri: Repercussions for the Taliban
Following the drone strike against al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, many variables are up in the air that could significantly alter the stability of a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan as well as the future of the al-Qaeda framework.
Aug 16, 2022
  • Mohamed Mokhtar Qandil
Growing Pains: The Promise and Reality of Biden’s Middle East Policy
A year after Joe Biden’s inauguration, expectations for a shift in America's Middle East policy have not materialized. Gulf monarchies are warily looking on as Washington continues to debate the U.S. role in the region.
Jan 24, 2022
  • Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco
  • Kristian Alexander

Israel

Smotrich
Tracking the Religious Zionist Party Bloc in the Settlements
An analysis of Israel's last five Knesset elections indicates that settlement demographics have played a big role in the rise of Israel's ultra-nationalist, far-right bloc.
Nov 22, 2022
  • Alex Harris
  • Sander Eizen
Algeria’s Foreign Policy: Facing a Crossroads
The ongoing war in Ukraine, with its recrystallization of allegiances, can provide Algeria the opportunity to return from a shift towards Russia and China back to a more balanced relationship with great powers.
Aug 9, 2022
  • Vasilis Petropoulos