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July 14, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Can Israel Be a "Jewish State?"

Negotiations between Israel and the PLO have been stalled for many reasons, but a central issue is the Palestinian refusal to acknowledge Israel as a “Jewish state.” The whole idea behind the partit…

April 17, 2012

Building Small Business Amid Great Challenge: Entrepreneurship in Fragile States

Shari Berenbach, director of the Microenterprise Development Office at USAID, details how the agency promotes entrepreneurship in conflict and developing regions by empowering and encouraging women t…

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Excerpt: The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Read an excerpt of The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State.

August 6, 2013

Politics and Government
Lights Out for Al-Nour?

The post below on Egypt’s Salafis  was written by my research associate, Alexander Brock, and my intern, Amr T. Leheta. I hope you find it interesting.   After the military intervention that toppled…


February 15, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Struggles in Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria

Significant Developments Tunisia. Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali pledged to announce a government of technocrats tomorrow, following intensive consultations with a variety of party leaders today. Jeba…

Tunisian prime minister Hamadi Jebali arrives for a round of consultations with other political parties at the Carthage Palace in Tunis, February 15, 2013 (Mili/Courtesy Reuters).

June 27, 2012

Three Myths About the Muslim Brotherhood

Since Egypt’s Supreme Presidential Election Commission declared Mohamed Morsi the winner of the presidential election, there has been a lot of commentary about the Muslim Brotherhood.  Morsi, an engi…


August 6, 2012

Sinai Again

In light of Sunday’s events in which a dozen Egyptian policemen were killed near the Rafah border in addition to ongoing violence in Gaza, I am re-posting three pieces I have written on Sinai over th…


September 19, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram in the Niger Delta?

A man, suspected of being involved in a series of bomb attacks, walks handcuffed outside the Wuse magistrate court in Nigeria's capital Abuja September 13, 2011. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuter…

Boko Haram in the Niger Delta?

August 17, 2011

The Eagle Has Landed…In Sinai?

Flames rise from an Egyptian pipeline distribution station after an attack in the Sinai peninsula (STR New/Courtesy Reuters) Let’s review what’s happening in the Middle East:  Syrian forces are atta…

The Eagle Has Landed…In Sinai?

January 24, 2012

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia in the New Middle East

Leading regional experts Gregory Gause, III and Toby C. Jones assess the stability of Saudi Arabia, its role in the reshaped region, and the future of U.S.-Saudi relations.