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April 8, 2015

Turkey
No Way Out

This article was originally published here on the American Interest’s website on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  It is eight weeks before Turkey’s general elections, the end of a stretch that has lasted a …

No Way Out

December 5, 2014

Israel
Weekend Reading: Syrian Deals, Tunisia’s Libya, and Israeli Elections

Yezid Sayegh, in an interview with Syria Deeply, argues that a deteriorating situation in Syria may incentivize some rebels to strike a deal with the Assad regime. Ismail Dbara looks at how Tunisia …

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October 2, 2014

Libya
Is It Too Late For Libya?

Post-Qaddafi Libya is riven along regional, economic, and religious lines, and may descend into civil war despite a recent flurry of international diplomacy, says journalist Mary Fitzgerald.

August 1, 2014

Palestinian Territories
Hamas

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

Gazans mark the anniversary of Hamas's founding.

July 7, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Israel: BDS in the West, Integration in the Middle East?

Efforts continue in Europe and the United States to boycott Israel or at least Israeli goods "tainted" by their production in settlements in the West Bank, and to disinvest in Israeli companies or in…

May 16, 2014

United States
This Week: Syria’s Friends, Libya’s Military, and Iran’s Negotiations

Significant Developments Syria. The Friends of Syria group met in London yesterday and issued a communique that denounced Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s plan to hold elections on June 3 and agre…

UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi pauses during a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva January 27, 2014 (Balibouse/Courtesy Reuters).

April 23, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Will Kerry Continue the Jerusalem-Ramallah Shuttle If Hamas and Fatah Unite?

Secretary of State Kerry has put enormous effort into the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Most recently, there has been talk of a three-way deal wherein Israel releases 426 prisoners (some of them …

April 16, 2014

A Reminder About Hamas

Every once in a while we get a useful reminder why there is no peace between Israelis and Palestinians--and the answer isn’t that Israel has put up 100 or 1,000 housing units. This week, Palestinian…

April 7, 2014

Turkey
Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep r…

April 7, 2014

Turkey
Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep r…