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November 21, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
Fatah Fades Away

It is about one week before the Seventh General Congress of the Fatah party in Ramallah. 1,400 members will participate, but very few people outside Fatah care. As Avi Issacharoff writes in an excell…

August 4, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Fatah Attacks Dahlan, Dahlan Attacks Fatah Fatah Attacks Dahlan, Dahlan Attacks Fatah

Palestinian cabinet minister Mohammed Dahlan waves after returning to Gaza from treatment abroad October 22, 2005 (Mohammed Salem/Courtesy REUTERS). For many years Mohammed Dahlan was the top securi…

May 16, 2018

Israel
Gaza and Hamas

This is a painful week to be a leader of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas--and a much worse week to be living under its rule. Israel left Gaza in 2005, and in 2007 Hamas seized control by ove…

September 26, 2013

Iran
Hassan Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, discusses Iranian foreign policy.

May 8, 2018

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Kerry-Zarif-RTX22N89.jpg The Impact of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran deal jeopardizes the unprecedented visibility international inspectors now have into Iran’s nuclear program.

April 13, 2018

Iran
A photo distributed by the Houthi Military Media Unit shows the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia March 25, 2018. Pompeo, the Iran Deal, and the Asymmetric Proxy War

U.S. Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo said yesterday at his Senate confirmation hearings that he would actively try to “fix” the Iran deal, working with U.S. allies to “achieve a better outcome…

April 4, 2018

Iran
Reuters Why Iran Won't Rush to a Bomb if Trump Pulls Out of the Nuclear Deal

With John Bolton’s appointment as national security adviser, the odds have significantly risen that President Trump will abandon his predecessor’s nuclear deal with Iran. But there’s no need for hyst…

August 11, 2010

Lebanon
Profile: Hassan Nasrallah

A profile of Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of Hezbollah.

April 29, 2011

The Dangerous Agreement Between Fatah and Hamas

The agreement between Fatah and Hamas may break down, as previous agreements have. But the deal recently announced will nevertheless do grave harm to the chances for peace. It brings into doubt the w…

April 27, 2011

Khaled Meshal, leader of the militant Palestinian group Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. A Hamas-Fatah Coalition?

Left: Khaled Meshal, leader of the militant Palestinian group Hamas (Khaled Al Hariri/Courtesy Reuters). Right: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Mohamad Torokman/Courtesy Reuters). There are new…