In an interview, Marwan Muasher discusses the latest developments in the agreement between the UAE and Israel.
Turkey’s misguided economic policies and slide toward autocracy have exacerbated the country’s relationship with the West. Meanwhile, Ankara’s bipolar foreign policy largely escapes Western leaders and analysts.
Turkish influence is increasing in Lebanon, where many Sunnis are looking for a regional patron.
The loss of the Arab world’s commitment to an end of Israel’s occupation as a precondition for Middle East peace will spell the death knell for a negotiated political solution.
The Emirati-Israeli peace agreement will help refocus Palestinian objectives on securing equal rights.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa
In an interview, Soli Özel explains the multifaceted nature of Turkey’s ambitions in the Middle East and North Africa.
Applying Israeli law to much of the West Bank would mean the irreversible end of the Palestinian statehood project, making Netanyahu the prime minister who not only buried the two-state solution but annexed choice West Bank real estate.
Israel’s annexation of the West Bank could push it down a path that challenges its Jewish and democratic character.
The Syrian-Turkish border has also allowed Turkey to play a greater role in Syria, fulfilling Turkish regional ambitions while also generating economic activity ensuring that internally displaced Syrian refugees remain inside Syria.