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May 1, 2017

Palestinian Territories
Abbas pic Palestinian President Abbas’ Washington Challenge

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas faces one of the greatest negotiating challenges of his political career on Wednesday when he meets President Trump at the White House: He must convince many skept…

April 17, 2017

Israel
The New York Times Calls a Convicted Terrorist a "Parliamentarian"

Today the New York Times ran an op-ed by Marwan Barghouti, and described him as "a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian." Period. In his op-ed, Barghouti states that he was first arrested at …

January 18, 2017

China
china-intervention-reserve-accumulation China’s WTO Entry, 15 Years On

Late last year Tim Duy asked for an assessment of the decision to allow China to join the WTO, now that 15 years have passed. Greg Ip met the call well before I did, in a remarkable essay. But …

April 4, 2012

Lebanon
Samir Geagea Will Assad Return To Killing Lebanese Leaders?

Throughout the past decade there have been a series of assassinations and attempted murders of political leaders in Lebanon. Almost all of these plots have one common element: the person whose life w…

August 1, 2014

Palestinian Territories
Gazans mark the anniversary of Hamas's founding. Hamas

Hamas is the main Palestinian armed resistance group, but the Islamist movement has struggled with governance since assuming control of Gaza.

April 18, 2016

Tunisia
BP04182016 Tunisia: Saving Democracy in the Middle East? Really?

U.S. assistance to Tunisia might help advance the democratic promise of Tunisia's uprising only. It would not stimulate the democratization of the rest of the Middle East.

October 2, 2015

Iraq
WR10022015 Weekend Reading: Revisionist Jihad, Rationalism in Iraq, and Turkish-Kurdish Relations

Sam Heller discusses the revisionist ideology of Syria’s Ahrar al-Sham and the future of jihadi thought. Marwan Jabbar takes at look at Iraqis translating scientific articles into Arabic in an effor…

January 30, 2015

China
Philippine President Benigno Aquino delivers a speech in front of the caskets of the slain members of the Special Action Force (SAF) who were killed in Sunday's clash with Muslim rebels, during a service inside a police headquarters in Taguig city, south of Manila January 30, 2015. Aquino urged legislators on Wednesday not to abandon a plan for autonomy for Muslims to end a decades-old insurgency after the clash in which dozens of people were killed, saying doing so would dash hopes for peace. A top offici Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of January 30, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, Ariella Rotenberg, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Forty-four commandos killed in the Philippines. On Janu…

March 20, 2014

United States
U.S. president Barack Obama meets with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas at the White House in Washington March 17, 2014 (Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters). This Week: U.S.-Palestinian Summit, Piracy in Libya, Negotiations with Iran

Significant Developments Israeli-Palestinian Peace.  President Barack Obama met with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Monday. The two leaders discussed the April 29 deadline…

April 11, 2014

United States
People wave banners in a demonstration in Cairo April 10, 2014 (El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters). Voices From the Region: Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Algeria, and Lebanon

“They call it aid, but I don’t consider it aid…I consider it buying time and giving people the illusion that there is aid when really there is not.” –Brigadier General Asaad al-Zoabi, a Syrian fighte…