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IranSource

Aug 11, 2022

Iran and the US face obstacles in their goals in the Middle East

By Ebrahim Meraji

The long rivalry between the United States and Iran reflects their differing views of an ideal regional order and contrasting methods of expanding influence.

Iran Middle East

In the News

Aug 10, 2022

Shalom in MENASource: Israel’s military operation against PIJ was a short-term success. Here’s how it could be a longer-term one too.

By Atlantic Council

Israel Politics & Diplomacy

MENASource

Aug 10, 2022

The founding head of al-Qaeda is dead. But radicalism continues to thrive in Egypt.

By Shahira Amin

The founding head of al-Qaeda is no longer, but it’s important not to forget that the terrorists that carried out 9/11 were born, raised, and radicalized in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.   

Middle East North Africa

MENASource

Aug 9, 2022

Israel’s military operation against PIJ was a short-term success. Here’s how it could be a longer-term one too.

By Shalom Lipner

What has been widely recognized as an Israeli tactical success could also—possibly, if not assuredly—lay the groundwork for consolidating an even more impactful strategic transformation.

Israel Middle East

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

Charai in the Jerusalem Strategic Tribune: Letter from the publisher

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the signing of the Abraham Accords, their importance has only grown. The accords—the culmination of a process of peace and reconciliation between Israel and four Arab countries—opened the doors to trade and tourism, as well as scientific and diplomatic cooperation. Read Charai’s latest in the Jerusalem Strategic Tribune […]

Israel Middle East

MENASource

Aug 4, 2022

Russia is forming an alliance of pariah states in the Middle East. It might put Israel in an awkward situation in Syria. 

By Ksenia Svetlova

For lack of other options, Russia is opening to Iran and is preparing to establish a new alliance of pariah states with the Islamic Republic—to the detriment of Jerusalem.

Europe & Eurasia Israel

In the News

Aug 4, 2022

Svetlova in Times of Israel: Exiled oligarch in Israel – Putin doesn’t want to annex Ukraine, but to destroy it

By Atlantic Council

Israel Politics & Diplomacy

IranSource

Aug 4, 2022

My brother was executed during the 1988 massacre. The Hamid Noury trial verdict is a victory for truth and justice.

By Lawdan Bazargan

Only the truth can heal Iran and the Iranian people’s collective pain and protect future generations from the danger of such crimes.

Human Rights Iran

In the News

Aug 3, 2022

Lipner in The National News: Is Israel warming up for a nuclear showdown with Iran?

By Atlantic Council

Iran Israel

In the News

Aug 3, 2022

Svetlova in The Jerusalem Strategic Tribune: The lost opportunity of Mahmoud Abbas

By Atlantic Council

Israel Middle East