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February 4, 2015

United States
This Week: Jordan’s ISIS Battle and Egypt’s Crackdown

Significant Developments Jordan-ISIS. King Abdullah returned to a warm welcome in Jordan today after cutting short his visit to Washington yesterday. Abdullah’s move followed the release by ISIS of …

Al Jazeera journalists (L-R) Mohammed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed stand behind bars at a court in Cairo May 15, 2014 (Courtesy Reuters).

October 30, 2014

United States
This Week: Islamist Defeat in Tunisia, Increased Violence in Jerusalem, and Counter-Offensive in Kobani

Significant Developments Tunisia. The Tunisian election commission confirmed the victory of the secular party Nidaa Tunis in the country’s parliamentary elections held Sunday. It was Tunisia’s secon…

Supporters of the Nida Tounes (Call of Tunisia) secular party movement wave flags and shout slogans outside Nidaa Tounes headquarters in Tunis October 28, 2014 (Souissi/Courtesy Reuters).

November 5, 2014

Israel
Tensions and Stalemate in Israel

Amid inflamed rhetoric in Jerusalem and strained ties with Washington, Israeli and Palestinian leaders must find ways to avoid an escalation of tensions, says CFR’s Robert Danin.

May 27, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Armed Islamic Group (Algeria, Islamists)

A profile of the Algerian terrorist organization, Armed Islamic Group (GIA).

January 30, 2014

United States
This Week: Syria’s Negotiations, Egypt’s Entrenchment, and Iran’s Inspections

Significant Developments Syria. The first ever talks between the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime continue in Switzerland, with the Syrian government hinting yesterday it may be willing to acc…

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

July 22, 2011

Yemen
Weekend Reading: Drones, Graffiti, and La Volte-Face

Tribesmen loyal to Yemeni opposition tribal chief Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar guard outside al-Ahmar's headquarters in Sanaa (Suhaib Salem/Courtesy Reuters) A very interesting anecdote on and look …

Weekend Reading: Drones, Graffiti, and La Volte-Face

February 7, 2005

Israel
MIDDLE EAST: Peace Plans Background

This publication is now archived. Following are brief descriptions of some recent Mideast peace proposals: 1993 Oslo AccordsThe most difficult issues, including the right of return and settlements, w…

March 29, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Islam and Politics

Isobel Coleman, Ed Husain, and Michael Willis discuss the relationship between Islam and politics following the Arab uprisings, including how Islam affects women's and minority rights, democracy, and…

March 29, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Session Three: Islam and Politics

DEBORAH AMOS: (In progress) -- council meeting, so whatever you all say will be on the record.I'm going to introduce our panel. I'll do it shortly; otherwise, we can spend all day with their accompl…

December 1, 2003

Middle East and North Africa
Siegman: Unofficial Geneva Accord May Spur New Debate on Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians

Henry Siegman, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the director of its U.S./Middle East Project, says that even though neither the Palestinian Authority nor the Israeli government…