A recent report by the Middle East Quartet ignores the realities of Arab-Israeli diplomacy and offers little to either side but hectoring.
European diplomacy might be better aimed by helping to forge an international consensus that encourages the use of legal frameworks to provide an alternative to unilateral use of force and the creating of facts on the ground.
One hundred years after the division of the Middle East, the effects of the Sykes-Picot agreement are still playing out across the region.
The Russian-U.S. relationship in the Middle East over the coming years will likely be defined by rivalry and competition rather than by cooperation.
In its foreign policy toward North Africa and the Middle East, the EU is putting stability before human rights, as it did before the Arab Spring.
Laws restricting political representation, civil society, and free speech are disproportionately affecting Israel’s Arab citizens.
Deep changes are at work in Palestinian society and politics but a particular strategic goal remains elusive.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a review of its first Arab Experts Survey. Conducted in both English and Arabic, the survey represents the views of more than one hundred accomplished political thinkers representing almost every Arab country.
Because of the distance between them, the EU and Israel have serious misperceptions of each other. That puts the EU in a strategic, political, and moral dilemma.
Israel’s economy is very successful, but there are some key problems which act as impediments to the country’s future economic and social development.