The present Arab counterrevolution is very likely to lead to further revolutions down the road.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
The current trend in U.S. and European governments to pay less attention to human rights issues in Arab countries did not develop overnight, and is unlikely to disappear quickly, as it is connected to local, regional, and global trends.
Whether or not corruption investigations oust Netanyahu from office, he has left a lasting impact on executive power and social norms in Israel, and on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Oman’s drive for economic diversification is contributing to its rapprochement with Israel, which can offer its expertise and technology for agriculture, entrepreneurship, and defense.
Seventy years since the UN affirmed the right of return for Palestinian refugees, Middle East peace is further away than ever. The Trump administration’s new plan is unlikely to help.
Airbnb says it will no longer list properties to rent in the occupied West Bank. Other companies will be watching to see what happens next.
By closing its representative institution to the Palestinians, the Trump administration has again harmed peace prospects.
In cutting funding to people-to-people programs for Palestinians, Washington is doing much harm.
What will the recent changes in U.S. policy—including recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, terminating assistance to Palestinians and UNRWA, and closing the Palestinian representative office in Washington—mean for the future of U.S.-Palestinian relations and the Palestinian national project?