Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Peace According to Real Estate Dealers
  • Policy Brief

Peace According to Real Estate Dealers

Most details of the hyped peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians, prepared by the Trump administration, are unknown: what is in it, when it will be announced, and who, if anyone, will sit down to negotiate.

25 October 2019
Three Steps in Ensuring Digital Security of Egyptian Activists Abroad
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Three Steps in Ensuring Digital Security of Egyptian Activists Abroad

The tight grip of the Egyptian government on the digital sphere has turned the 2011 “generation protest”, empowered at a time by social media revolution, into, what today many call, “generation jail”.

8 October 2019
The Election Results in Israel: Regional Implications and Netanyahu’s Immediate Challenges
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The Election Results in Israel: Regional Implications and Netanyahu’s Immediate Challenges

The results of the elections in Israel can only be understood as an impressive achievement by Netanyahu. The right in Israel, together with the ultra-Orthodox parties, wins an overwhelming majority.

20 May 2019
The Implications of Israeli Elections on Palestinians
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The Implications of Israeli Elections on Palestinians

The results of the recent Israeli elections indicated that reaching peace with the Palestinians is not likely to happen in the near future. The biggest losers are the parties favourable to the two-state solution.

20 May 2019
Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean
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Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean

Back in 2011, a wave of violence started in the Southern Mediterranean region. Central authorities tightened their control to contain it; however, any decrease in the number of violent attacks is misleading.

5 April 2019
Russia’s Arms Exports to the MENA Region: Trends and Drivers
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Russia’s Arms Exports to the MENA Region: Trends and Drivers

In recent years, Russia has expanded its arms transfers to MENA seeking to re-establish its influence in the region. To MENA countries, arms acquisitions from Russia is advantageous.

1 April 2019
Dazed and Confused : Russian “Information Warfare” and the Middle East – The Syria Lessons
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Dazed and Confused : Russian “Information Warfare” and the Middle East – The Syria Lessons

“Information warfare” is conceived by the Russian leadership as a potent instrument to achieve its foreign policy objectives. Russian informational strategy following Syria chemical attacks aimed at dividing Western leaders.

27 February 2019