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Middle East

Our area of interest covers the Middle East, including the adjacent maritime areas of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf.


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  Weekly readings

Irans Nuclear Diplomacy: Feint and Advance

[ © The Washington Institute for Near East Policy ]

 What Washington considers de-escalation, Tehran sees as an opportunity to consolidate its nuclear gains, avoid accountability, and position itself to cross the nuclear weapons threshold at a time of its choosing.  

The Palestinian Authority is Playing on the Normalization Court

[ © The Institute for National Security Studies ]

 Unlike with the Abraham Accords, the Palestinian issue is expected to assume center stage in any possible arrangement between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Why is that, and why should Israel realize the opportunity to distance itself from the steep slope leading toward a one-state reality?