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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

UNRWA—and the Palestine refugees it serves—remains an investment worth protecting

UNRWA is one of the only entities standing between a tragic COVID-19 outbreak among Palestine refugees and safe passage to the other side of this global crisis. Though the agency has the expertise to help Palestine refugees, it can only continue doing so with adequate and reliable funding.

MENASource by Mara Kronenfeld

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Stormy waters: Israel and Lebanon negotiate their maritime border

After a decade of United States-led mediation, on October 14, delegations on behalf of Israel and Lebanon entered negotiations on the demarcation of their disputed maritime borderline.

MENASource by Udi Evental

Israel Lebanon

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Mudassir Sheikha and Amjad Ahmad on how to create more “unicorns” in the Middle East

Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative hosted Careem Co-Founder & CEO Mudassir Sheikha and empowerME Director and venture capital veteran Amjad Ahmad for a conversation about Sheikha’s path to success and strategies for building a more productive entrepreneurial ecosystem to create more unicorns in the Middle East. Below are the key takeaways from the discussion moderated by CNBC Reporter & Anchor Hadley Gamble.

MENASource by Allison Holle

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Kuwait’s fiscal crisis requires bold reforms

While Kuwait’s vibrant parliamentary life allows for greater civic participation, it has hindered decision-making around sorely needed fiscal adjustments and the implementation of any meaningful diversification plans.

MENASource by Ahmed Helal

Economy & Business Middle East

Mon, Nov 16, 2020

ICMP report highlights need to launch missing persons process for Syria

While the present Syrian government is unlikely to cooperate, much can be done in the short and medium term to lay the groundwork for a sustainable and credible process. Finding more than 130,000 missing persons will require investigations across Syria and beyond.

MENASource by Kathryne Bomberger

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

UNRWA—and the Palestine refugees it serves—remains an investment worth protecting

UNRWA is one of the only entities standing between a tragic COVID-19 outbreak among Palestine refugees and safe passage to the other side of this global crisis. Though the agency has the expertise to help Palestine refugees, it can only continue doing so with adequate and reliable funding.

MENASource by Mara Kronenfeld

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Stormy waters: Israel and Lebanon negotiate their maritime border

After a decade of United States-led mediation, on October 14, delegations on behalf of Israel and Lebanon entered negotiations on the demarcation of their disputed maritime borderline.

MENASource by Udi Evental

Israel Lebanon

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Mudassir Sheikha and Amjad Ahmad on how to create more “unicorns” in the Middle East

Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative hosted Careem Co-Founder & CEO Mudassir Sheikha and empowerME Director and venture capital veteran Amjad Ahmad for a conversation about Sheikha’s path to success and strategies for building a more productive entrepreneurial ecosystem to create more unicorns in the Middle East. Below are the key takeaways from the discussion moderated by CNBC Reporter & Anchor Hadley Gamble.

MENASource by Allison Holle

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Kuwait’s fiscal crisis requires bold reforms

While Kuwait's vibrant parliamentary life allows for greater civic participation, it has hindered decision-making around sorely needed fiscal adjustments and the implementation of any meaningful diversification plans.

MENASource by Ahmed Helal

Economy & Business Middle East

Mon, Nov 16, 2020

ICMP report highlights need to launch missing persons process for Syria

While the present Syrian government is unlikely to cooperate, much can be done in the short and medium term to lay the groundwork for a sustainable and credible process. Finding more than 130,000 missing persons will require investigations across Syria and beyond.

MENASource by Kathryne Bomberger

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

How the Biden Administration will impact Middle East economies

The Biden administration will not be a panacea for Middle East economies but will certainly have a positive impact.

MENASource by Amjad Ahmad

Elections Middle East

Mon, Nov 9, 2020

Netanyahu must adapt to the new Washington

The 2020 US presidential election may be the splash of cold water needed to chasten Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

MENASource by Carmiel Arbit

Iran Middle East

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Factbox: Iranian influence and presence in Syria

This factbox presents a limited summary of Iran's military and security power in Syria, revealing the extent of its sway over Syrian society and its economy.

MENASource by Navvar Saban

Iran Middle East

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Libyan ceasefire agreement faces hurdles due to foreign intervention

There are virtually no coercion or accountability mechanisms that international stakeholders are committed to leveraging against domestic parties that are working to undermine the agreement with the support of foreign actors.

MENASource by Karim Mezran, Emadeddin Badi

Libya Middle East

Mon, Nov 2, 2020

25 years after Rabin’s assassination and Israel resembles its old self

Much has changed in the world since Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, but striking parallels might also be drawn—counter-intuitively, perhaps—between Israel's circumstances around the time of Rabin's death and the prevailing situation in the country today.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East