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A Third of Saudis Want Business With Israel Now, Even Without Formal Ties; “Muslim Rights” Top List of Public’s Terms for Full Normalization
A unique new public opinion poll from Saudi Arabia sheds light on popular attitudes there toward a potential deal to “normalize” relations with Israel.
Sep 18, 2023
  • David Pollock
Bread vendor outside the Old City of Jerusalem
New Polling and the Legacy of the Oslo Accords
When examining the legacy of the Oslo Accords, one clear outcome is the way in which diplomatic breakthroughs—along with their failures—have deeply shaped public attitudes towards the conflict. Thirty years later, fresh polls emphasize the deep erosion of trust and support for the two-state solution in Palestinian (along with Israeli) society, but a lingering hunger for some kind of breakthrough.
Sep 14, 2023
  • Catherine Cleveland
Mahmoud Abbas
Abbas and the Khazar Claim: Separating Myth from Fact
The lesson of this current episode with Abbas should be that more research is called for to throw light on this half-forgotten chapter of history to refute such claims. Only more accurate information can help remove the Khazars from the shadows of mystery and antisemitism and place them instead in the correct historical context.
Sep 12, 2023
  • Ehud Yaari
Pedestrians near Manara Circle, downtown Ramallah
Support for Mass Protest on the Rise in Gaza and the West Bank
As rival Palestinian factions clash in Lebanon’s Ain al-Hilweh camp and Hamas-backed militants capture UNRWA schools, new polls indicate that public frustration in Gaza and the West Bank has grown to the point where many would back popular protests.
Sep 11, 2023
  • Catherine Cleveland

Spring 2023 Polling



How American-Style Education Influences Iraq’s Private Sector
To grow, the Iraqi economy needs a more robust private sector, which in turn needs young Iraqi workers with business-ready skill sets. American-style universities are filling the gap.
Aug 9, 2023
  • May Kadow
Iraqi Kurds Face Legitimacy Issues Amid Election Deadlock and Internal Division
The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) has been heading for unprecedented political and financial uncertainties as a result of the growing disputes between the two ruling parties and the central government’s moves to erode the KRI’s autonomous status.
Aug 7, 2023
  • Bekir Aydoğan
The Abu Ragheef Committee Crisis: Security Repercussions for Iraq
The repercussions of the Abu Ragheef committee are still playing out in Iraq, as the Sudani government attempts to assign blame and pursue justice.
Jul 14, 2023
  • Fawzi al-Zubaidi
In Iraq, the Kurds Are Their Own Worst Enemy
Kurds were once referred to as kingmakers, a pillar of stability, and the most powerful force in the fight against ISIS. Now, the Kurdish Region of Iraq is crippled by ferocious partisanships, tribal politics, and internal splits.
Jun 17, 2023
  • Yerevan Saeed
Photo of Israelis in Tel Aviv protesting proposed judiciary changes, February 2023.
Israel and Algeria: Protests, Politics, and Colonialism
Exploring the parallels in the Israeli and Algerian experiences provides insight into the future of democracy in both countries.
Jul 28, 2023
  • Bruce Maddy-Weitzman