Sada asked experts to analyze potential flash points for the next U.S. administration—ranging from the globalization of Libya’s war to the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Yemen, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and increasing authoritarianism and violations of civil liberties and human rights.
The UAE-Israel deal sends the message that defying international law and consensus can become a useful bargaining tool to obtain strategic political and economic advantages.
Although Israel/Palestine has two peoples with two different deeply rooted rights to the land, there is only one international consensus. Peace begins there.
The coalition agreement between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz has resulted in several changes to Israel’s quasi-constitution, raising fears about democratic backsliding.
Ahead of Israel’s third national election, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s attempts to discredit the mainly Arab-majority Joint List are galvanizing its base.
Addressing increased gun violence in the Palestinian community in Israel requires policies targeting the structural inequality between Palestinians and Israelis.
The rise of radical anti-Hamas movements has increased the likelihood of a military confrontation in Gaza.
Under the leadership of Josep Borrell, the newly-nominated High Representative of the European Union, the EU will continue its reactionary political approach to the Middle East peace process.
While the Israeli right appears to have emerged victorious in the April 9 elections, right-wing parties may have reached their maximum electoral potential.
By completing a barrier around Gaza, Israel aims to remove any security-based pressure to reach a two-state solution.
Netanyahu’s ongoing scandals could see Likud lose ground to the center in Israel’s upcoming elections, but a leadership change could solidify right-wing support around the party.
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.
Growing cooperation between Egypt and Israel will have direct implications on Cairo’s ability to play its traditional role as a mediator in the Palestinian peace process.
Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has significant implications for Palestinian politics and the peace process.
As the Israeli state ramps up exclusionary policies against its Palestinian citizens, the Palestinian community is increasingly resorting to protests and grassroots activism to produce results.
Sada contributors share their take on what the extraordinary election of Donald Trump could mean for a region in turmoil.
This year’s unprecedented Jerusalem pride parade was a political movement uniting diverse minority groups against violence rather than a celebration of selective freedoms.
Laws restricting political representation, civil society, and free speech are disproportionately affecting Israel’s Arab citizens.
What are the implications of ongoing violence and protests for Jerusalem, the Arab–Israeli conflict, and prospects for de-escalation?