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Gaza and Israel: New Obstacles, New Solutions

Middle East Briefing N°39, 14 July 2014

Smoke and flames are seen following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 7, 2014. REUTERSTo break the violent impasse, Israel must change its policy toward Hamas and work toward a lasting ceasefire, recognising how much its own stability depends on the stability of Gaza.

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Gaza and Israel: New Obstacles, New Solutions, Middle East Briefing N°39, 14 Jul 2014

To break the violent impasse, Israel must change its policy toward Hamas and work toward a lasting ceasefire, recognising how much its own stability depends on the stability of Gaza.

Iraq’s Jihadi Jack-in-the-Box, Middle East Briefing N°38, 20 Jun 2014

The jihadi surge is the tragic, violent outcome of steadily deteriorating political dynamics. Instead of a rash military intervention and unconditional support for the Iraqi government, pressure is needed to reverse sectarian polarisation and a disastrous record of governance.

The Huthis: From Saada to Sanaa, Middle East Report N°154, 10 Jun 2014

Continued fighting between Huthis and their various opponents could lead to a major conflagration, further undermining the Yemen’s troubled political transition.

The Tunisian Exception: Success and Limits of Consensus, Middle East and North Africa Briefing N°37, 5 Jun 2014

To prevent a rerun of last year’s political crisis, Tunisia needs far-sighted political precautions that can preserve the national compromise beyond the 2014 elections.

Lebanon’s Hizbollah Turns Eastward to Syria, Middle East Report N°153, 27 May 2014

Hizbollah’s intervention in Syria strengthens the Assad regime but transforms the Shiite movement as it redefines the enemy and itself within the confines of an increasingly sectarian struggle.

Iran and the P5+1: Solving the Nuclear Rubik’s Cube, Middle East Report N°152, 9 May 2014

A comprehensive nuclear accord may be in reach if both sides – Iran and the Security Council permanent members plus Germany – show determination to settle on a technical agreement and isolate the deal from its complex regional context.

Flight of Icarus? The PYD’s Precarious Rise in Syria, Middle East Report N°151, 8 May 2014

The PYD (Kurdish Democratic Union Party) has imposed its dominance in northern Syria, but its long-run prospects – like those of the areas it controls – depend on the party’s ability to adopt a more balanced and inclusive strategy.

Iraq: Falluja's Faustian Bargain, Middle East Report N°150, 28 Apr 2014

An alliance between the local military council and the jihadi ISIL group is keeping the besieging Iraqi army at bay around Falluja, but unless Sunni alienation is addressed, the city risks a new round of devastating conflict.

The Next Round in Gaza, Middle East Report N°149, 25 Mar 2014

With Hamas’s fortunes on the decline and Gaza suffering its worst isolation and economic constriction in years, it is only a matter of time until a flare-up with Israel escalates into a major conflagration – unless the two reach a modest understanding to extend a fragile quiet.

Tunisia’s Borders: Jihadism and Contraband, Middle East and North Africa Report N°148, 28 Nov 2013

Unless the permeability of the country’s borders is addressed, cross-border trafficking will increase jihadis’ disruptive potential and intensify the corruption of border authorities.
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The Huthis: From Saada to Sanaa
Middle East Report N°154, 10 June 2014
Now available in Arabic
Lebanon’s Hizbollah Turns Eastward to Syria
Middle East Report N°153, 27 May 2014
Now available in Arabic
Flight of Icarus? The PYD's Precarious Rise in Syria
Middle East Report N°151, 8 May 2014
Now available in Arabic
Iraq: Falluja's Faustian Bargain
Middle East and North Africa Report N°158, 28 April 2014
Now available in Arabic
Tunisia’s Borders: Jihadism and Contraband
Middle East and North Africa Report N°148, 28 Nov 2013
Now available in English