Protests in the governorate are stepping away from sectarianism toward a new form of political mobilization.
The Israeli and Palestinian communities are growing ever closer physically while remaining separated politically. Any solution must adequately address the needs of both sides.
The international community will have to come to grips with the death of the two-state solution. It is no longer taboo to talk about alternatives, including variations of the one-state solution.
Rebels often adopt Salafi jihadism as a strategic choice to gain competitive advantages.
Yezid Sayigh discusses Palestinian-Israeli relations and sees little prospect of a breakthrough.
If Saudi Arabia aims to reform Wahhabi Salafism, it must not execute the reformers.
Post-conflict reconstruction is inherently political, involving a struggle for power and influence.
International and expert attention is increasingly focused on the impending challenges of reconstruction, repatriation, and reconciliation following the devastating wars and state failure which followed the Arab uprisings of 2011.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Washington condemns its Middle Eastern enemies for their abuses, but green lights its friends.