Week in Review
How water has become a flashpoint in the Middle East
Al-Monitor reporting shows the increased risks and relevance of water security for Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia; Iran and Iraq; and Israel and Jordan.
Week in Review | Egypt | Jul 23, 2021
Whither the Iran nuclear deal? Ask Raisi
Rouhani has transfered JCPOA file to Iran’s new hard-line president, who just might close the deal.
Week in Review | Iran | Jul 16, 2021
Egypt to Security Council: Ethiopian dam an ‘existential threat’
Foreign minister says potential disruptions from dam could be like a "malignant plague" for Egypt.
Week in Review | Egypt | Jul 9, 2021
Is UN last diplomatic stop in Nile dam dispute?
Egypt makes case to Security Council that without an agreement, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam threatens peace and security in the region.
Week in Review | Egypt | Jul 3, 2021
Can Abbas survive summer of Palestinian discontent?
Following killing of a political dissident, the Palestinian president’s hold on power continues to weaken, while support for Hamas is growing.
Week in Review | Israel | Jun 25, 2021
Apathy shadows Iran vote but that doesn’t mean change won’t follow
Even if hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi wins, reviving the nuclear deal with the West could gain traction.
Week in Review | Iran | Jun 18, 2021
The reform challenge: What Oman (and others) might learn from Egypt
Parallels in experience may offer guideposts for managing change.
Week in Review | Oman | Jun 11, 2021
Will Syria come up in Biden-Putin summit?
US pressing to maintain humanitarian corridors into Syria; Erdogan’s issues with US Syria policy; UN envoy refers to Syria’s "tragic irony."
Week in Review | Russia | Jun 4, 2021
How big can Biden administration go with aid to Gaza?
A World Bank economic strategy for the West Bank and Gaza released just before the recent Israel-Hamas exchange deserves a closer look.
Week in Review | Palestine | May 28, 2021
Israeli-Palestinian conflict forces Biden to put Mideast on agenda
Egyptian and Palestinian Authority leaders are back at center stage of US regional diplomacy.
Week in Review | Israel | May 21, 2021
4,000-year-old city discovered in Iraq
Adnan Abu Zeed | Iraq | Jul 9, 2021
Saudi Arabia’s race for Gulf economic leadership takes to the sky
Sebastian Castelier | Gulf | Jul 13, 2021
Ancient fossilized fish found in Egypt that survived in hot waters
Alaa Omran | Culture | Jun 16, 2021
Will Turkey use Syrian mercenaries in Kabul?
Fehim Tastekin | Turkey | Jul 12, 2021
Has Israel’s army become too small?
Ben Caspit | Israel | Jul 13, 2021
NSO officials comment on Pegasus spyware affair: We are self-regulated on right for privacy, transparency
Ali Hashem on what to expect from Ebrahim Raisi and the rise of the Hezbollahis in Iran
Major General Noam Tibon: IDF needs more boots on the ground
South Asia security expert Ayesha Siddiqa says Turkey is a natural fit for Afghanistan
Ambassador Haim Koren: Bennett seeks to boost Israel’s ties with Jordan
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