TweetClick here for PDF Every year, life in the Arab Middle East gets worse for its inhabitants.¬† Tarek Heggy‚Äôs books The Arab Cocoon and The Arab Mind Bound (2011) argue that cultural factors are to blame. ¬†With all eyes focused on the Arab Spring, his books did not receive the attention they deserved on publication.¬† […]
TweetClick here for PDF In light of the July 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 powers, as well as Russian involvement in Syria, Russian-Iranian relations deserve special attention. This article argues that Russia and Iran have both common interests and cultural similarities that simultaneously foster their bilateral relationship and complicate these ties. This […]
Tweet Click here for PDF This article examines the broad implications of the 2015 Yemeni civil war on Chinese foreign policy in the Middle East. The findings show that the ongoing crisis in Yemen presents a challenge to the key element of non-intervention guiding¬†Chinese foreign policy in the region and may force Beijing to gradually […]
By Ehud Eilam
TweetClick here for PDF Since its establishment in 1948, Israel has faced numerous security challenges. Ongoing threats to the country‚Äôs security could potentially lead to a serious crisis or even escalate to a war. Israel‚Äôs greatest concerns are Iran‚Äôs nuclear program, Hizballah in Lebanon, and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.¬†In addition, there has been unrest […]
By Emil Murad
TweetClick here for PDF The following article is the personal testimony of an Iraqi Jew regarding the last days of his community and their preparations for emigration to Israel. It is an extract from Emil Murad‚Äôs book, The Quagmire (London: Freund Publishing, 1998). Editor‚Äôs Note: This article differs quite significantly from the usual material published […]
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