Oct 12, 2021

Turkey has flipped the script on its regional isolation. But will it amount to real change?

By Karel Valansi

Over the past year, Turkey has launched efforts to normalize its strained relations with several states in the Middle East. While the countries have successfully managed to de-escalate tensions, doubts remain as to how far the efforts will lead.

Conflict Crisis Management

Blog Post

Sep 15, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing August 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

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Sep 10, 2021

Ferziger in Foreign Policy: “On Abraham Accords Anniversary, Biden Is Tepid About Israeli-Arab Peace”

By Atlantic Council

International Norms Israel

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Sep 10, 2021

Arbit mentioned in Politico’s National Security Daily

By Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Economy & Business


Sep 1, 2021

An escalating Israel-Iran conflict could sink the JCPOA

By Sina Azodi and Mohsen Solhdoost

Rising tensions between Israel and Iran have reached an alarming stage in recent weeks. What used to be a shadow war of covert operations, sabotage, and proxy conflict is turning into a more direct military confrontation between the long-time regional adversaries.

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Aug 31, 2021

Biden and Bennett turned the page on US-Israel ties. But not many were paying attention.

By Jonathan H. Ferziger

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s first visit to the White House on August 27 occurred just as President Joe Biden was absorbing the horror of the Kabul airport suicide bombing, lending poignancy to their efforts at resetting relations between the United States and its closest Middle East ally.

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International Friendly - United Arab Emirates v Israel

Issue Brief

Aug 30, 2021

Pitching Abraham’s tent: The human dimension of UAE-Israeli normalization

By Yoel Guzansky, Shalom Lipner, Jonathan H. Ferziger, Sarah Feuer, Tomer Fadlon, Ari Heistein, Ebtesam Al Ketbi, and Noura Al Breiki

In the past year, many have written on the normalization of relations between Israel and Arab states, focusing on economic interests and emphasizing shared security interests in the region. Case studies, however, indicate that relations between countries are improved when they encompass aspects related to the lives of citizens. Incorporating an element of cultural affinity […]

Economy & Business Israel

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Aug 25, 2021

Lipner quoted in Forward on Israeli Prime Minister Bennett’s attempt to demonstrate his dedication to the US Jewish community

By Atlantic Council

Civil Society International Norms

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Aug 24, 2021

Brahimi quoted in Foreign Affairs on the viability of the two-state solution

By Atlantic Council

Human Rights Israel

In the News

Aug 24, 2021

Lipner quoted in Foreign Affairs on the viability of the two-state solution

By Atlantic Council

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