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January 10, 2011

Guest Post: A Capital For One State, or Two?

Palestinians watch as an excavator demolishes the Shepherd Hotel in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem on January 9, 2011 (Ronen Zvulun/Courtesy of Reuters) Guest post today.  My coll…

Guest Post: A Capital For One State, or Two?

February 19, 2013

Voices From the Region: Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia, Syria, Iran, Libya, and Yemen

“We do not talk about Morsi’s legitimacy, but rather about his credibility in dealing with the problems of the ordinary Egyptian citizen…We are against his policies, and just as he is legitimate, the…

Former Arab League chief Amre Moussa (Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters).

January 14, 2015

Hostile Middle East Reactions to Today’s Charlie Hebdo Cover

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published its first issue today since gunmen stormed the magazine’s headquarters in Paris last Monday, killing twelve people. The new cover depicts the Pro…

Satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo columnist Patrick Pelloux (R) and cartoonist Luz (L) show a copy of their next issue titled "Tout est pardonne" ("All is forgiven") showing a caricature of Prophet Mohammad during a news conference at the French newspaper Liberation offices in Paris, January 13, 2015 (Wojazer/Courtesy Reuters).

May 10, 2013

The World Next Week: Erdogan Visits Obama, Israelis Celebrate Statehood, Palestinians Mark al-Nakba Day, the Arctic Council Convenes, and the Cannes Film Festival Begins

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s trip to Washington, Israel’s National Day, Palestine’s al-Nakba, the Arctic Council meetin…

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters).

October 24, 2013

The World Next Week: Georgia Votes for President, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Reports on Syria, Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki Visits Washington, and the World Series Returns

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the Georgian presidential elections, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report on Syrian chemical weapons, …

A man passes campaign posters in Tbilisi, Georgia (David Mdzinarishvili/Courtesy Reuters).

September 9, 2011

Palestine in the UN: A Failure of Leadership

A visit to London for a conference and several panel appearances this week has not inspired much optimism about Israeli-Palestinian developments. In an article today in The Weekly Standard, I report …

March 10, 2008

Monetary Policy
What are Zhou and al-Sayyari doing? Reserve management and the Fed’s balance sheet operations

Paul Krugman noted that his discussion of the Fed’s recent policy steps was rather wonkish. If that is true, my comments will be off-the-wonkish charts. I want to try to bring the actions of foreign …

August 15, 2013

The World Next Week: Egyptian Military Crushes Protests, Japan and Russia Discuss Kuril Islands Dispute, and Al-Jazeera America Debuts

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Egypt’s continuing turmoil, the territorial dispute between Japan and Russia, and the debut of al-Jazeera America. [audio: http://www.c…

Military police stand outside the Rabaa Adawiya mosque in Cairo on August 15 (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/ Courtesy Reuters).

April 30, 2012

Polls and Public Opinion
What Do Muslims Think of al-Qaeda on the Anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s Death?

Wednesday marks one year since Navy Seal Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden. He won’t be missed here in the United States. And according to the latest poll conducted by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, h…