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November 19, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Hamas and Egypt

The visit of Egypt’s prime minister to Gaza last week, and a return visit promised for Tuesday, raises the question why President Morsi has not himself gone. Why send the little-known PM when a perso…

July 23, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Egypt Opens To Gaza

From the moment when Hamas took over Gaza in 2007 while the West Bank remained under the control of the Fatah Party and the Palestinian Authority, the question of Gaza’s relationship to Egypt has bee…

Khaled Meshaal and Mohamed Morsi

May 2, 2012

Hamas and the Arab Spring

It would be logical to assess that Hamas (a part of the Muslim Brotherhood) must be a winner from the "Arab Spring." The various revolts have brought Islamists into power in several Arab countries, a…

February 7, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The New Palestinian Prime Minister

Once upon a time, progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace was thought to require reform of Palestinian political institutions. Creation of the post of Palestinian Authority (PA) prime minister, sep…

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal talk before an agreement signing ceremony in Doha.

January 27, 2012

Israel
Turkey and Hamas

Is Turkey purchasing Hamas from Iran? One recent report says "a high-ranking Hamas official told the Al-Sharq newspaper on Thursday" that "Turkey has agreed to carry out a project to support Hamas a…

April 27, 2011

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…

Khaled Meshal, leader of the militant Palestinian group Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

June 3, 2011

Human Rights
Can Bahrain Save Itself?

The first real glimmers of positive news emerged from Bahrain in the last two days. The king lifted the state of emergency on June 1. He then called for “all necessary steps to prepare for a serious …

August 25, 2011

Israel
How Brave Is Qatar?

Qatar has acquired a reputation for sharp, quick responses to crises in the Arab world and for modern and unorthodox thinking. It is undeserved. Qatari diplomatic activity is designed to advance th…

October 5, 2011

Sari Nusseibeh and Palestinian Moderation

Israel’s difficulties in making peace with the Palestinians are nicely revealed in an opinion piece by Sari Nusseibeh published by Al Jazeera English last week . Nusseibeh is often viewed as the mos…

May 6, 2011

Israel
The End of the "Peace Process"

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R) talks with President Mahmoud Abbas (L) during their meeting in Cairo May 4, 2011. (Ho New/Courtesy Reuters) The agreement between Fatah and Hamas marks the end of a l…

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R) talks with President Mahmoud Abbas (L) during their meeting in Cairo May 4, 2011.