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February 5, 2019

Caught Between Giants: How Will Israel Navigate the U.S.-China Tech Cold War?

Given its close diplomatic and security ties with the United States and its growing economic ties with China, where does Israel stand amidst the U.S.-China trade war?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan hit a gong as they attend the fourth Israel-China Joint Committee on Innovation Cooperation meeting at the foreign ministry in Jerusalem, October 24, 2018.

January 20, 2016

The Iran Nuclear Agreement and Reform in Iran

It was widely assumed that with the end of sanctions, Iran would "join the world" and become a less repressive state. To take just one example, the Iranian philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo argued in Huf…

May 2, 2014

Palestinian Territories
Voices From the Region: Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia

“My life? I don’t have one. Explosions, blast walls blocking the ways, no services. And because of all this my business has stopped.” –Firas Younis, an Iraqi retail store owner in Mosul, Iraq “They’…

An explosion is seen during a car bomb attack at a Shi'ite political organization's rally in Baghdad, April 25, 2014 (al-Sudani/Courtesy Reuters).

October 19, 2012

Middle East Matters: Quotes of the Week

“An attack by the Zionist regime would be an opportunity to destroy that regime…Their defense mechanism is not planned for big and long wars. Their threats are only psychological and if they cross th…

Hossein Salami, acting commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, speaks during Tehran's Friday prayers (Nikoubazl/Courtesy Reuters).

March 9, 2013

Regional Voices: Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Israel and Palestine

“The Lebanese are asking this government to unmask its true face and say to the Arabs and the world that it is the government of Bashar Assad and Hezbollah…in Lebanon.” –Former Lebanese prime ministe…

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri (Eid/Courtesy Reuters).

July 16, 2007

Civil Society
Iranian Civil Society and the Role of U.S. Foreign Policy

The arrests of four Iranian-Americans have created a chill among those in Iran working to open up civil society and led to disagreements over U.S. support for those efforts.

May 31, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Egypt’s Vote and Syria’s Massacre

Significant Middle East Developments Egypt. The Presidential Elections Commission officially announced Monday that there will be a run-off between Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq for the presidency…

A man cleans the scene of the burnt campaign headquarters of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq in Cairo on May 29, 2012 (Mohammed Salem/Courtesy Reuters).

May 3, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria’s Cease-fire Tatters, Former Israeli Security Officials Speak out on Iran

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. The United Nations announced today that the three-week old truce in Syria "is not holding." Major General Robert Mood, chief of the UN Supervision Mission…

Israel's defense minister Ehud Barak sits across from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on April 29, 2012 (Ronen Zvulun/Courtesy Reuters).

January 15, 2009

Financial Markets
How badly were the Gulf’s sovereign funds hurt by the 2008 crisis?

It takes a bit of courage to put out a paper that is sure to get a few things wrong. But when it comes to the Gulf’s sovereign funds, the alternative to getting a few things wrong is not writing m…

How badly were the Gulf’s sovereign funds hurt by the 2008 crisis?

September 16, 2007

Financial Markets
Strong oil, weak dollar -

The negative correlation between the dollar and the price of oil was much in evidence  last week – The dollar hit a record low against the euro, and is quite weak against most of the major currencies…