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Jul 8, 2024

Lipner quoted in Counter Punch on dissolution of Israeli war cabinet

By Atlantic Council

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In the News

Jul 8, 2024

Lipner quoted in Kathimerini on Israel-US relations

By Atlantic Council

Greek Israel

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Jul 8, 2024

Warrick joins America at a Crossroads to discuss post-war Gaza plan

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Israel

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Jul 8, 2024

Is Iran an ideological state?

By Mahmood Sariolghalam

Mahmood Sariolghalam argues that Islamic fundamentalism did motivate Iran’s international presence in the first decade of the revolution. However, after the death of its founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, the country’s foreign policy now prioritizes policies to guarantee its political survival.

Iran Middle East

MENASource

Jul 5, 2024

With few options left, a limited peacekeeping force in Gaza could be the answer 

By Ahmed F. Alkhatib

The Biden administration should push for small steps that could plant seeds for transformation and sustainable stability in the Gaza Strip.

Conflict Israel

MENASource

Jul 2, 2024

Hamas’s resistance doctrine is making it harder to broker a deal

By Amir Asmar

Hamas views its resistance as religiously mandated, and nine months of military and political pressure have not altered its position.

Conflict Israel

MENASource

Jul 1, 2024

Diversification and growth: How the US-Morocco FTA boosts Rabat’s modern trade

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

With sustained commitment and strategic planning, the next twenty years can bring even more prosperity and development for the Moroccan economy and greater profits for US businesses operating in the kingdom.

Africa Economy & Business

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Jun 28, 2024

Alkhatib joins Oslo Freedom Forum to discuss criticism from Israel and Palestine advocates

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Israel

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Jun 28, 2024

Daragahi joins wbur on Blinken calling on Hamas to accept the ceasefire deal

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Human Rights

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Jun 28, 2024

Daragahi joins NPR to discuss Netanyahu and the new ceasefire deal

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Human Rights