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December 15, 2016

Cybersecurity
On Cybersecurity, Take a Lesson from Israel  

The debate over where “the Silicon Valley for cybersecurity” will be located is over. For some time now, the answer has been Tel Aviv. The Startup Nation has been producing new cybersecurity companie…

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June 20, 2013

Palestinian Territories
The Palestinian PM Resigns: 2003 or 2013?

The Palestinian prime minister, not long in office, has resigned. Why? A power struggle between him and the president, everyone says. The date is September, 2003. Or, the date is today. What has ch…

July 2, 2012

Syria
Syria’s Leaders

As international attention focuses on the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, cfr.org profiles some of the nation’s top leaders.

April 17, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Weekend Reading: The Horrors of Yarmouk, IS Relief, Judicial Reform in Tunisia

Rami Alhames shows the disturbing situation in the Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp. Hussam al-Jaber offers a glimpse into Deir al-Zor, Syria, under the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s harsh rules o…

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October 17, 2014

Political Movements
Weekend Reading: The Artful Arab Spring, Disillusionment in Sidi Bouzid, and Rethinking Fragmented States

St. Lawrence University offers an interactive look at the Arab uprisings through the lens of graffiti art. Michael Marcusa examines the revolutionary spirit of the youth of Sidi Bouzid three-and-a-h…

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July 25, 2014

Israel
Weekend Reading: Gaza

Eitan Chitayat on being under fire in Tel Aviv. Rami Almeghari on being under fire in Gaza. Gaza and the Israeli coast from outer space.

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March 18, 2015

Israel
Media Call on Israeli Elections

CFR senior fellows Robert M. Danin and Elliott Abrams discuss the ramifications of the Israeli election. Justin Vogt from Foreign Affairs magazine presides over the call.

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September 18, 2014

United States
This Week: Mobilizing to Counter ISIS

Significant Developments Syria. French President Francois Hollande announced today that France would provide military support, including airstrikes, against ISIS in Iraq. On Monday, Australia, Germa…

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, the Kingdom's grand mufti, prays during the funeral of the Saudi woman and her daughter who were killed in Chad, at the Grand Mosque in Riyadh February 6, 2008 (Jarekji/Courtesy Reuters).

May 30, 2014

United States
This Week: Egyptians Vote, Libyans Demonstrate, and the Pope Visits the Holy Land

Significant Developments Egypt. Security forces on Friday dispersed demonstrations across the country of Morsi supporters protesting General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s victory in this week’s presidentia…

Pope Francis touches the wall that divides Israel from the West Bank, on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem May 25, 2014 (Amareen/Courtesy Reuters).

April 24, 2014

United States
This Week: Palestinian Unity, GCC-Qatar Comity, and Syrian Duplicity

Significant Developments Palestinian Unity. The Israeli cabinet voted unanimously to suspend peace talks with the Palestinian Authority today because of the unity agreement announced yesterday betwe…

Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council's countries attend a meeting in the Saudi port city of Jeddah September 10, 2013 (Al Qarni/Courtesy Reuters).