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November 14, 2023

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Israel-Hamas War: The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Calls for a cease-fire are rising worldwide as the war between Israel and Hamas further exacerbates the dire humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

October 23, 2023

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Israel’s Ground War Against Hamas: What to Know

A major ground campaign in the Gaza Strip will display Israel’s overwhelming military force, but the country faces a steep challenge in its goal of eradicating Hamas, as well as in finding a workable…

Israeli soldiers patrol an area near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.

October 9, 2023

Israel’s War on Hamas: What to Know

Israel will seek to eliminate the threat posed by the Palestinian militant group for good, but its campaign in Gaza could draw in other adversaries, including Hezbollah and al-Qaeda. 

Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.

September 27, 2023

What Ukraine Needs to Win the War Against Russia

If Western allies fail to send Ukraine the weapons it needs, the odds increase of the war dragging on indefinitely, at a terrible cost to both Ukraine and Russia and a growing risk to the wider world…

November 6, 2023

Middle East and North Africa
How Hezbollah Sees the War in Gaza

A much-anticipated speech by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on November 3 largely echoed Iran’s pronouncements of support for Hamas and its threats of intervention in the group’s war against Israe…

October 16, 2023

Will Egypt Play a Role in Easing the Gaza War?

Egypt remains reluctant to welcome Palestinians seeking to flee Gaza as Israel prepares a retaliatory offensive against Hamas, and hopes of a Cairo-mediated cease-fire remain premature. Here’s what’s…

October 3, 2023

October War Legacy Fades in Troubled Modern Egypt

Half a century later, Egypt regards its brief war with Israel as an important military milestone that initially bolstered its leaders, though in recent years, Egypt has weakened under repressive, ine…

October 7, 2023

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Surprise Palestinian Attack Spawns Fears of Wider Mideast War

The shocking assault by Gaza militants on Israel will trigger massive retaliation from Israeli forces and likely have region-wide security repercussions.

Objects burn on a road after rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, Israel

August 31, 2023

Thailand’s Turbulence: Implications for the Region and the World

Thailand’s national elections saw a resounding vote for democratic change, but the ruling elite have maneuvered to preserve power, potentially setting in motion another round of political upheaval.