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October 18, 2018

United States
Lessons for the Future: A History of Capitalism in America

Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge discuss the seismic events and trends that formed America's economic history and the insights that can be derived for today's leaders. 

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July 26, 2016

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Suing Lord Balfour

The unseriousness of the PLO’s desire for peace with Israel was demonstrated in a comic manner this week. Here’s the news item from the AP:   The Palestinian president says he will sue Great Br…

July 26, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Will the Arab League Pay for Palestine?

Will the Arab League pay up? Because donors are not meeting their pledges,  the Palestinian Authority is nearly broke and cannot meet its payroll. The PA told a specially convened session of the Ara…

June 5, 2015

Iraq
Weekend Reading: Debunking Iraq’s Myth, Demolishing History in Egypt, and Biking Syria’s Civil War

Sara Pursley, in a two-part report on Jadaliyya, debunks the myth of Iraq as an artificial state. Mahmoud Riad protests the demolition of the National Democratic Party’s headquarters in Cairo. Ahma…

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November 6, 2014

United States
This Week: Violence in Jerusalem, Nusra gains in Syria, and U.S. Policy Shift on Isis

Significant Developments Jordan-Israel-Palestine. The Jordanian Minister of Islamic Affairs, Hayel Dawood, accused Israel yesterday of attacking the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and of causing fire d…

Israeli border police officers walks in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City November 5, 2014 (Awad/Courtesy Reuters).

August 15, 2014

United States
Guest Post: Implications of Declining Israeli Sympathy

Elena Vann is an interdepartmental intern at the Council on Foreign Relations. Once a small, noble state heralded for its democratic values and established after the horrors of the Holocaust, Israel…

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September 28, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: The UN Debates Amidst Regional Turbulence

Significant Middle East Developments Israel and Palestine. Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly yesterday within minute…

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu draws red line on graphic of bomb as he addresses 67th United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 28, 2012 (Jackson/Courtesy Reuters).

April 19, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Iran’s Negotiations, Syria’s Friends, and Egypt’s Elections

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Saturday authorizing the deployment of a thirty-person monitoring mission to oversee t…

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iran's chief negotiator Saeed Jalili pose for media before their meeting in Istanbul on April 14, 2012 (Tolga Adanali/Courtesy Reuters).

March 22, 2012

Humanitarian Intervention
The Great Syrian Divide

The government of the brittle, one-party state remains dug in against a determined but fractured opposition. Expert Joshua Landis discusses the fault lines in the Syria uprising.

December 30, 2011

Middle East Matters This Week: Escalating U.S.-Iranian Tensions in the Gulf

Iranian military personnel participate in the Velayat-90 war game in an unknown location near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on December 30, 2011 (Hamed Jafarnejad/Courtesy Reuters). Signific…

Middle East Matters This Week: Escalating U.S.-Iranian Tensions in the Gulf