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The Case for Aiding Anbar

Daniel Serwer argues for U.S. aid to those in Anbar, Iraq who are willing to fight to take back their province from ISIS.

Shrimp, SAMs, and the Limits of Russian-Iranian Romance

Alex Vatanka explores the ways in which Iran and Russia may come together more -- but also the checks on their relationship.

Israel’s Attack on Hezbollah and Iran

An Israeli helicopter fired rockets on a convoy in the Golan Heights on January 18, killing six members of Hezbollah and an Iranian general. MEI’s Randa Slim explains the context surrounding the attack and the likely repercussions in this Q&A.

Yemen's Houthi Takeover

April Longley Alley examines what led to the Houthi takeover in Yemen, as well as its repercussions. "It has produced a new set of domestic and regional obstacles that leave little room for optimism," she writes.

Israel’s Potentially Existential Election

Paul Scham contends that Israel's upcoming election is existential in that if Israelis vote to continue down the same road, it will be harder to change course. "The question is whether they will choose to halt the progression toward the right or accept it," he writes. 

 

 

 

Israel’s Upcoming Elections: Straws in the Wind

Steven Simon discusses poll results and key factors that help to shed light on the players, issues, and potential outcome of Israel's March 17 elections.

Egypt's Need for Low-Income Housing

While Egypt's government has taken steps to provide more housing for middle-income Egyptians, low-income housing solutions are still needed. Maria Golia examines current housing projects and notes that informal quarters will continue to multiply if current housing efforts are not amended.

The Afghan Unity Government's First 100 Days

Reality is setting in after a honeymoon period for Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. The new unity government got off to a promising start, sounding the right notes in addressing the issue of corruption and the country’s economic challenges, but now public confidence is eroding rapidly.

The Case for Aiding Anbar

Daniel Serwer argues for U.S. aid to those in Anbar, Iraq who are willing to fight to take back their province from ISIS.

Shrimp, SAMs, and the Limits of Russian-Iranian Romance

Alex Vatanka explores the ways in which Iran and Russia may come together more -- but also the checks on their relationship.

Israel’s Attack on Hezbollah and Iran

An Israeli helicopter fired rockets on a convoy in the Golan Heights on January 18, killing six members of Hezbollah and an Iranian general. MEI’s Randa Slim explains the context surrounding the attack and the likely repercussions in this Q&A.

Yemen's Houthi Takeover

April Longley Alley examines what led to the Houthi takeover in Yemen, as well as its repercussions. "It has produced a new set of domestic and regional obstacles that leave little room for optimism," she writes.

Israel’s Potentially Existential Election

Paul Scham contends that Israel's upcoming election is existential in that if Israelis vote to continue down the same road, it will be harder to change course. "The question is whether they will choose to halt the progression toward the right or accept it," he writes. 

 

 

 

Israel’s Upcoming Elections: Straws in the Wind

Steven Simon discusses poll results and key factors that help to shed light on the players, issues, and potential outcome of Israel's March 17 elections.

Egypt's Need for Low-Income Housing

While Egypt's government has taken steps to provide more housing for middle-income Egyptians, low-income housing solutions are still needed. Maria Golia examines current housing projects and notes that informal quarters will continue to multiply if current housing efforts are not amended.

The Afghan Unity Government's First 100 Days

Reality is setting in after a honeymoon period for Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. The new unity government got off to a promising start, sounding the right notes in addressing the issue of corruption and the country’s economic challenges, but now public confidence is eroding rapidly.

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