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Middle East Brief
Can Hamas Moderate? Insights from Palestinian Politics during 2005-2011
Khalil Shikaki

Middle East Brief
ISIS In Iraq: What We Get Wrong and Why 2015 Is Not 2007 Redux
David Siddhartha Patel

Middle East Brief
Post-Revolution Egyptian Foreign Policy
Abdel Monem Said Aly

Middle East Brief
A Comprehensive Nuclear Deal with Iran: Not Mission Impossible
Seyedamir Hossein Mahdavi

Middle East Brief
The Road to Rule of Law in the Arab World: Comparative Insights
Eva Bellin

Middle East Brief
Stabilizing Gaza-Israel Relations: What Would It Take?
Shai Feldman and Khalil Shikaki

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Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East
Abdel Monem Said Aly, Shai Feldman, Khalil Shikaki

Crown Center


Middle East Brief
Can Hamas Moderate? Insights from Palestinian Politics during 2005-2011
Khalil Shikaki, Director of the Palestinian Center for Political and Survey Research and Goldman Senior Fellow at the Crown Center

The events known as the Arab Spring and uprisings have provided two different models of possible integration of Islamic movements into politics ... Read More


In the News - January 5, 2015
Iran's president threatens vote on nuclear deal

"[Rouhani] is challenging the supreme leader and the conservatives ... because he knows that in a popular vote the majority are likely to support a compromise solution" says Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East ... Read More


Middle East Brief
ISIS In Iraq: What We Get Wrong and Why 2015 Is Not 2007 Redux
David Siddhartha Patel, Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center

On September 10, 2014, President Obama initiated a strategy to "degrade and destroy" ISIS through systematic airstrikes and local “partner forces” fighting on the ground. This strategy is based on three key assumptions ... Read More


In the News - December 22, 2014
Iran's Economic Nightmare
Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East

The failure of Iran and the P5+1 to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear program by November 24th led to disappointment among Iran's domestic investors. The stock market index declined ... Read More