Articles

Mahmoud Abbas: Assessing Thirteen Years of Reign and the Question of Succession

Rouhana Marc-Antoine The Occupied Palestinian territories are on the verge of facing a decisive crossroad with the area’s stability being challenged by crucial events, among which the bloody feud between Hamas and Fatah, Fatah’s internal fragmentation and loss of popular support, Israel’s continuous colonization activities, Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, etc. […]

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U.S Policy towards Iran : How Will the Islamic Republic Face the New Sanctions?

By  Serge Awad & Ramy Jabbour Since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, U.S foreign policy towards Iran has changed radically. The Trump administration rejected the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as the “Iran nuclear deal”, signed by the Obama administration in 2015. On May 8 […]

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Exporting the Revolution: Iran’s Sectarian Tactics and the Rise of Afghan and Pakistani Shia Militias

A bullet ridden painting of Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, the late founder or Iran’s Islamic Republic. Source: Getty Iran and its growing number of loyalists are out to remake the Middle East. Its influence extending through a growing network loyal regimes, political parties and militias, Tehran now holds sway over an increasingly large portion of the […]

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Stability in the Midst of Chaos: Jordan’s Evolving Refugee Policies, 2012-2016

Immediately after its independence, Jordan received an influx of Palestinian refugees, soon followed by refugees from conflicts throughout Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Jordan is seen as a refugee haven and relies on the international aid community. This essay focuses on the contemporary refugee crisis in Jordan to best understand why […]

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The EU’s role and limits in the achievement of a Two-State Solution and the Differentiation Strategy

In an attempt to maintain their legitimacy through International Law compliance, the European Union has continued to support the parameters of the Oslo Agreement and a Two-State Solution. However, by doing so, it has failed to adjust to the changing realities on the ground and half-measures designed to ensure the geopolitical readiness of the East […]

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