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August 23, 2018

United Kingdom
Jeremy Corbyn's Cynical Anti-Semitism

There are about 260,000 to 280,000 Jews in the United Kingdom, and about 2.8 million Muslims--ten times as many, or more. So what? So this gives us a further insight into the anti-Semitism of Labo…

July 23, 2018

Pakistan
Pakistan’s General Election 2018: So Far, No Cause for Celebration

Ahead of national elections in Pakistan this week, allegations of pre-poll rigging, press intimidation, and the mainstreaming of militant groups are all cause for concern.

Pakistan elections 7.23.2018

July 13, 2006

Palestinian Territories
Profile of Khaled Meshal (aka Khalid Meshaal, Khaleed Mash’al)

From his exile in Syria, Khaled Meshal, the top ranked member of Hamas, exercises leadership and serves as the group’s diplomatic envoy.

June 8, 2012

Egypt
Weekend Reading: We Are All Khaled Said

Before there was Mohamed Bouazizi there was Khaled Said. The official "We Are All Khaled Said" Facebook page that helped instigate the January 25 uprising in Egypt and brought the issue of police to…

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January 23, 2018

Egypt
Egypt's Putinesque Election

With an election looming, the incumbent president arrests and disqualifies all possible opponents, one after another. Vladimir Putin? Yes, as we see in his treatment of Alexei Navalny. (The BBC tells…

December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

Elections 2018

July 18, 2017

Qatar
The Other Gulf Conflict: How the Qatar Crisis Is Playing Out in D.C. Back Rooms

Well-fed lobbyists and think tank experts do battle over catered lunches—but it's not as sleazy as it sounds.

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June 2, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Steven A. Cook Recounts the Failure of the Middle East Uprisings in New Book, “False Dawn”

June 1, 2017—More than half a decade after people across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy in the region have all but disappeared in a maelstrom of violenc…

February 5, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Next Steps for the State Department

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales discusses U.S. counterterrorism initiatives and developments to the UN Security Council Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters.

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July 18, 2014

Israel
The Kerry-Qatar Axis

Sympathy and support for Hamas are much lower in the Arab world than in past Israeli-Hamas conflicts--except in Qatar, whose government has a special relationship with Hamas. Indeed Hamas’s political…