The Future of Eastern Syria and the Israeli Interest

2018 Sep 10

The last independent rebel enclaves in parts of Deraa and Quneitra provinces have ceased to be


King Abdullah of Jordan: Balancing on an ever-tighter tightrope

2018 Jun 06

A look at a decade of failed social, economic and political reform in Jordan goes a far way to explain recent mass anti-government protests demanding the resignation of the government.


Saddams Disney for a Despot: how Dictators Exploit Ruins

2018 May 31

The Iraqi dictator followed Mussolinis lead in appropriating ancient ruins to tell a flattering story about his own authoritarian regime.


Why Orwell’s 1984 could be about Now

2018 May 21

Audiences around the world are re-reading George Orwells 1984, which is a handbook for difficult times


What the UAE fears most: Democracy

2017 Aug 27

The Emiratis can intervene in the regions conflicts, install dictators, and arrange coups. They can apply maximum force. They will never, however, govern with consent