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February 16, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: The Assassination of Sheik Yassin

This publication is now archived. What’s the likely impact of the assassination of Sheik Ahmed Yassin?Experts say the March 22 killing of Yassin, the founder of the radical Palestinian movement Hamas…

September 30, 2016

Malaysia’s Parties Prepare for 2018 Elections

Two days ago, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib tun Razak told reporters that he would not call national elections until 2018, when his parliament’s term runs out. As The Diplomat recently reported, som…


January 29, 2018

Strategy and Tactics: Examining Israel’s National Security

Panelists discuss Israel’s national security strategy, including implications for the Middle East and U.S.-Israel relations.

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August 1, 2014

Palestinian Territories

Hamas is the main Palestinian armed resistance group, but the Islamist movement has struggled with governance since assuming control of Gaza.

Gazans mark the anniversary of Hamas's founding.

March 1, 2016

Malaysia’s Institutions Come Unraveled

On Saturday, as the Diplomat reported, Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, released a statement on Facebook warning that the country was slipping into dictatorship. Yassin lash…

Muhyiddin Yassin-Mahathir Mohamad-Malaysia

June 17, 2016

Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from June 10 to June 18, was compiled wit…


December 10, 2015

Najib Stays in Power as UMNO Meets

This past summer, as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib tun Razak faced an explosion of news articles about alleged irregularities in the 1MDB state fund and about the appearance of over $600 million in …

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October 21, 2015

Najib Faces Trouble on All Fronts

Since July, when the Wall Street Journal and other publications broke stories alleging that hundreds of millions of dollars, possibly from a Malaysian state fund, had been deposited into Prime Minist…


August 3, 2015

Malaysia’s Political Crisis Deepens

This past week, the crisis in Malaysia’s governing coalition has only grown deeper, with the sacking of several prominent ministers in a scene that could remind one of the Nixon administration’s Octo…


August 13, 2015

Malaysia’s Leadership Crisis

Since early July, when the Wall Street Journal and the Sarawak Report, an investigative website focusing on Malaysia, both reported that embattled Malaysian state fund 1MDB had allegedly transferred …

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