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November 23, 2016

Donald Trump
Trump May Inadvertently Force Netanyahu’s Hand

The election of Donald Trump has fueled an intense struggle within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government over the future disposition of the West Bank that Israel has occupied for nea…

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April 22, 2013

Israel
Regional Voices: Iran, Syria, Yemen, Israel, and Palestine

“We don’t need an atomic bomb. ... And besides, it is not atomic bombs that threaten the world, but Western morals and culture declining in values.” –Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad “Look, I r…

Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talks during a news conference at the end of his visit to Cairo, February 7, 2013 (Waguih/Courtesy Reuters)..

December 8, 2012

United States
Voices From the Region: Egypt, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Iran, Iraq

“I never thought I would say this, but even Mubarak was more savvy when he spoke in a time of crisis.” – Hossam Bahgat, executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights “I hope God …

Supporters of Egyptian president Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans during a funeral for fellow supporters who died in recent clashes Al Azhar mosque in Cairo on December 7, 2012 (Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters).

April 17, 2014

United States
This Week: Syria’s Fighting and Spillover Into Lebanon and Jordan

Significant Developments Syria. Regime fighters reportedly made significant progress against opposition forces in Homs this week, as Syrian military forces began entering rebel districts on Monday, …

Saudi Intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who stepped down this week (Bourg/Courtesy Reuters).

January 29, 2013

Turkey
Can Israel’s New Coalition Fix Relations with Turkey?

This article was originally published here on TheAtlantic.com on Monday, January 28, 2013. Since Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid party’s surprise showing last week in Israel’s elections, there has been…

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January 25, 2013

Israel
Voices From the Region: Jordan, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Israel

“We don’t want old faces. We tried that…We are worried…We can help Jordan not go the same way as Syria and Egypt.” –Khalid Hammad, 28, a lawyer who voted in Amman, in support of a friend, a fellow la…

A man shows his ink-stained finger after voting at a polling station in Amman on January 23, 2013 (Hammad/Courtesy Reuters).

January 23, 2013

Israel
Israel’s 2013 Election: Lapid and the Perils of Third Parties

Israelis are still digesting the results of yesterday’s national elections, with Prime Minister Netanyahu, who fared much worse than anticipated, still likely to be tapped to form the next government…

Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party, addresses supporters in Tel Aviv after his party exceeded expectations in Israel's national election on January 22, 2013 (Awad/Courtesy Reuters).

November 26, 2012

Israel
Israel’s Ehud Barak: Not Finished Yet

A prominent Israeli general, who subsequently became a politician, once told me: “In our politics there is ‘dead,’ ‘dead and buried,’ and ‘dead and buried and never coming back.’” It is important to …

Israel's defence minister Barak shakes hands with a soldier during a news conference near Tel Aviv on November 18, 2012 (Bar-On/Courtesy Reuters).

October 26, 2012

Israel
Middle East Matters This Week: Significant Developments in Syria, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. A deadly car bomb exploded in Damascus today just hours after the Eid holiday ceasefire, brokered by UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi between Syria’s …

A crowd gathers in front of damaged buildings after a car bomb exploded in Damascus hours after the ceasefire went into place on October 26, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters).

August 23, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Lebanon Erupts, Syria Boils, and Egypt Builds Up

Significant Middle East Developments Lebanon. Renewed clashes broke out today in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli between Sunnis and Alawites, despite a ceasefire brokered yesterday. Since fightin…

A Sunni Muslim gunman aims his rifle from the neighborhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, during clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites on August 22, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters).