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Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Middle East

In every US presidential election since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Middle East and North Africa has been a top foreign policy issue. The 2020 presidential election is no different.

Elections 2020 by Middle East Programs

Conflict Crisis Management

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Lipner in The Hill: Peace is great. Now, about that virus…

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Israel Middle East

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Ferziger in Foreign Policy: Israeli TV Spy Thriller ‘Tehran’ Flouts Stereotypes About Iran

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Iran Israel

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

The chosen people vs. their chosen people

As Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s court trial and the Knesset’s deadline to negotiate a fiscal deal draw near, the Israeli government faces a crisis of accountability. A bloated bureaucracy and constant competition have impaired the government’s ability to formulate and implement sound diplomatic, security, and economic decisions. A new Atlantic Council issue brief, “The Chosen […]

Issue Brief by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East

Sun, Sep 20, 2020

UAE, Bahrain deals with Israel offer the Mideast a historic chance for positive change—if the region will build upon it

These deals present the region its best opportunity perhaps ever to bury its bloody, self-defeating past and embrace moderation and modernity. Yet that will only be true if the parties can work with international partners to protect the so-called Abraham Accords Peace Agreement from extremist assault and from Israeli hardliners bent on territorial expansion.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Conflict International Norms

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

UAE-Israel accord will drive economic growth in the Middle East, says Emirati Minister of Economy

On September 16 empowerME Director Amjad Ahmad and Al Mari discussed how the historic signing of the Abraham Accords will facilitate the UAE and Israel to open their economies.

MENASource by Lucy Grathwohl

Economy & Business Israel

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

From Netanyahu’s plane to White House Lawn: Behind the scenes of the Israel-Gulf deal

The shrouds have been lifted with the signing of the Abraham Accords between Israel, the United Emirates, and Bahrain, and deals are proliferating.

MENASource by Jonathan H. Ferziger

Israel Middle East

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Ferziger in Foreign Policy: For Netanyahu, Normalization Deals Are a Long-Awaited Vindication

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Israel Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Charai in The Hill: Abraham Accords: New hope for peace in Middle East

Though some in Arab countries fear that signing a peace agreement with Israel will threaten the prospects for a two-state solution, the Abraham Accords could mark a major turning point in the Middle East. And, Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai argues, could present an opportunity for both Israelis and Palestinians to see increased security, economic opportunity, and hope. Read Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai's latest in The Hill on the potential for peace in the Middle East as a result of the Abraham Accords.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Israel Middle East

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Mike Pompeo: ‘The tide has turned’ on global perceptions of Chinese threat

Years of US campaigning against China’s unfair economic practices and aggressive diplomacy, coupled with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, has “awakened” the world to the threat Beijing poses to international security and the global economy, according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

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