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Carla B. Abdo-Katsipis

August 2017
Middle East Brief 112
“Islamists in Power and Women's Rights: The Case of Tunisia”

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Khalil Al-Anani

April 2009
Middle East Brief 35
“Jihadi Revisionism: Will It Save the World?”

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Maryam Alemzadeh

September 2019
Middle East Brief 130
“The Informal Roots of the IRGC and the Implications for Iranian Politics Today”

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Harith Hasan Al-Qarawee

January 2017
Middle East Brief 105
“Sistani, Iran, and the Future of Shii Clerical Authority in Iraq”

June 2016
Middle East Brief 100
“From Maliki to Abadi: The Challenge of Being Iraq’s Prime Minister”

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Joseph Bahout

January 2014
Middle East Brief 76
“Lebanon at the Brink: The Impact of the Syrian Civil War”

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Eva Bellin

September 2014
Middle East Brief 84
“The Road to Rule of Law in the Arab World: Comparative Insights”

August 2013
Middle East Brief 75
“Drivers of Democracy: Lessons from Tunisia”

June 2012
Middle East Brief 64
“Intervention in Syria: Reconciling Moral Premises and Realistic Outcomes”
Co-author Peter Krause

May 2011
Middle East Brief 50
“Lessons from the Jasmine and Nile Revolutions: Possibilities of Political Transformation in the Middle East?”

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Ondrej Beranek

July 2009
Crown Paper 2
“From Visiting Graves to Their Destruction: The Question of Ziyara through the Eyes of Salafis”
Co-Authored with Pavel Tupek

January 2009
Middle East Brief 33
“Divided We Survive: A Landscape of Fragmentation in Saudi Arabia”

April 2008
Middle East Brief 28
“The Sword and the Book: Implications of the Intertwining of the Saudi Ruling Family and the Religious Establishment”

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Shlomo Brom

February 2012
Middle East Brief 59
“What to do about Nuclearizing Iran? The Israeli Debate”
Co-author with Shai Feldman and Shimon Stein

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H. E. Chehabi

November 2010
Crown Paper 4
“Li Kulli Fir'awn Musa: The Myth of Moses and Pharaoh in the Iranian Revolution in Comparative Perspective”

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Samuel Dolbee

August 2018
Middle East Brief 121
“After ISIS: Development and Demography in the Jazira”

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Banu Eligur

November 2007
Middle East Brief 22
“The Changing Face of Turkish Politics: Turkey’s July 2007 Parliamentary Elections”

August 2006
Middle East Brief 9
“Are Former Enemies Becoming Allies? Turkey’s Changing Relations with Syria, Iran, and Israel Since the 2003 Iraqi War”

May 2006
Middle East Brief 6
“Turkish-American Relations Since the 2003 Iraqi War: A Troubled Partnership”

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Karim Elkady

March 2013
Middle East Brief 70
“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Egypt’s Political Transition”
Co-author with Abdel Monem Said Aly

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Sarah El-Kazaz

July 2015
Middle East Brief 94
“The AKP and the Gülen: The End of a Historic Alliance”

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Sobhy Essaila

April 2016
Middle East Brief 98
“Egypt's 2015 Parliamentary Elections: A Prelude to Stability?”
Co-author with Abdel Monem Said Aly

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Farideh Farhi

April 2012
Middle East Brief 61
“What to do about U.S. Sanctions and Israeli Threats: Iran's Muted Nuclear Debate”

May 2008
Middle East Brief 29
“Iran's 2008 Majlis Elections: The Game of Elite Competition”

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Shai Feldman

April 2019
Middle East Brief 126
“Trump’s Peace Plan: Engagement or Swift Rejection?”
Co-author with Khalil Shikaki

January 2018
Middle East Brief 114
“Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration and 'The Ultimate Deal”
Co-author with Khalil Shikaki

December 2016
Middle East Brief 104
“Israel and the Palestinians: Sliding toward a One-State Reality”
Co-author with Khalil Shikaki

November 2015
Middle East Brief 95
“Saving the Middle East”
Co-author with Abdel Monem Said Aly

August 2014
Middle East Brief 83
“Stabilizing Gaza-Israel Relations: What Would It Take?”
Co-author with Khalil Shikaki

March 2014
Middle East Brief 79
“‘Resetting’ U.S.-Egypt Relations”
Co-author with Abdel Monem Said Aly

February 2012
Middle East Brief 59
“What to do about Nuclearizing Iran? The Israeli Debate”
Co-author with Shlomo Brom and Shimon Stein

August 2011
Middle East Brief 54
“Beyond September: Lessons from Failed Mideast Diplomacy”

December 2010
Middle East Brief 48
“Pressing the ‘Reset Button’ on Arab-Israeli Negotiations”

November 2009
Middle East Brief 39
“The Obama Presidency and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict”
Co-author with Khalil Shikaki

December 2008
Middle East Brief 32
“Policy Options: The Obama Administration and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict”
Co-author with Khalil Shikaki

November 2007
Middle East Brief 21
“Is It Still Fall in Annapolis? Thinking about a Scheduled Meeting”
Co-author with Khalil Shikaki

September 2006
Middle East Brief 10
“The Hezbollah-Israel War: A Preliminary Assessment”

December 2005
Middle East Brief 1
“Palestinian and Israeli Policy Options: Implications for U.S. Diplomacy”
Co-author with Khalil Shikaki

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Sarah Feuer

September 2012
Middle East Brief 66
“Islam and Democracy in Practice: Tunisia’s Ennahdha Nine Months In”

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Saeid Golkar

July 2018
Middle East Brief 120
“The Evolution of Iran's Police Forces and Social Control in the Islamic Republic”

September 2010
Middle East Brief 44
“The Ideological-Political Training of Iran's Basij”

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Nader Habibi

April 2019
Middle East Brief 127
“Implementing Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030: An Interim Balance Sheet”

February 2018
Middle East Brief 115
“The Iranian Economy Two Years after the Nuclear Agreement”

September 2016
Middle East Brief 102
“Why Are Egyptian Youth Burning Their University Diplomas? The Overeducation Crisis in Egypt”
With Fatma El-Hamidi

February 2015
Middle East Brief 89
“Iran’s Overeducation Crisis: Causes and Ramifications”

April 2014
Working Paper 5
“The Economic Legacy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad”

June 2013
Middle East Brief 74
“The Economic Legacy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad”

October 2012
Middle East Brief 67
“The Economic Agendas and Expected Economic Policies of Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia”

May 2012
Middle East Brief 62
“Turkey and Iran: Growing Economic Relations Despite Western Sanctions”

December 2011
Middle East Brief 57
“Is Iran’s Economy Growing? An Assessment of the IMF’s 2011 Report on Iran”

June 2011
Crown Paper 6
“GCC States’ Import Demand: The Effects of Geopolitics”

April 2011
Middle East Brief 49
“What Is Driving Turkey’s Reengagement with the Arab World?”
Co-author Joshua W. Walker

November 2010
Middle East Brief 45
“The Impact of Sanctions on Iran-GCC Economic Relations”

Deccember 2009
Middle East Brief 40
“The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Arab Countries: A Year-End Assessment”

February 2009
Middle East Brief 34
“U.S.-Arab Economic Relations and the Obama Administration”
Co-author Dr. Eckart Woertz

October 2008
Middle East Brief 31
“The Iranian Economy in the Shadow of Economic Sanctions”

June 2008
Crown Paper 1
“Managing the Oil Wealth: Foreign Assets of GCC Countries”

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Nils Hagerdal

March 2018
Middle East Brief 116
“Lebanon's Hostility to Syrian Refugees”

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Serra Hakyemez

June 2017
Middle East Brief 111
“Turkey’s Failed Peace Process with the Kurds: A Different Explanation”

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Yusri Hazran

June 2009
Middle East Brief 37
“The Shiite Community in Lebanon: From Marginalization to Ascendancy”

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Chen Kane

May 2006
Middle East Brief 5
“Nuclear Decision-Making in Iran: A Rare Glimpse”

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Jeffrey G. Karam

April 2018
Middle East Brief 117
“Lebanon’s Civil Society as an Anchor of Stability”

April 2017
Middle East Brief 107
“Beyond Sectarianism: Understanding Lebanese Politics through a Cross-Sectarian Lens”

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Hikmet Kocamaner

April 2015
Middle East Brief 91
“How New Is Erdogan’s ‘New Turkey?’”

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Peter Krause

June 2012
Middle East Brief 64
“Intervention in Syria: Reconciling Moral Premises and Realistic Outcomes”
Co-author Eva Bellin

March 2012
Middle East Brief 60
“Many Roads to Palestine? The Potential and Peril of Multiple Strategies within a Divided Palestinian National Movement”

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Eric Lob

March 2014
Middle East Brief 78
“Is Hezbollah Confronting a Crisis of Popular Legitimacy?”

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Joseph Lumbard

October 2009
Crown Paper 3
“The Uncommonality of ‘A Common Word’”

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Marc Lynch

January 2007
Middle East Brief 25
“The Brotherhood's Dilemma”

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Seyedamir Hossein Mahdavi

May 2017
Middle East Brief 109
“What Does the 2017 Presidential Election Tell Us about the State of the Islamic Republic of Iran?”

January 2016
Middle East Brief 96
“Can the Vienna Agreement Solve Iran’s Problems?”

June 2014
Middle East Brief 85
“A Comprehensive Nuclear Deal with Iran: Not Mission Impossible”

June 2014
Middle East Brief 81
“‘Worried’ or ‘Valiant?’ The Dialectic Between Iran’s Nuclear Negotiations and its Domestic Politics”

May 2013
Middle East Brief 73
“Can Iran Surprise by Holding a ‘Healthy’ Election in June?”

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Kanan Makiya

June 2010
Middle East Brief 42
“The Iraqi Elections of 2010 – and 2005”

September 2008
Middle East Brief 30
“Is Iraq Viable?”

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Mohammed Masbah

May 2018
Middle East Brief 118
“The Limits of Morocco’s Attempt to Comprehensively Counter Violent Extremism”

April 2017
Middle East Brief 108
“Morocco’s Salafi Ex-Jihadis: Co-optation, Engagement, and the Limits of Inclusion”

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Pascal Menoret

January 2019
Middle East Brief 125
“How Saudi Suburbs Shaped Islamic Activism”

August 2016
Middle East Brief 101
“Repression and Protest in Saudi Arabia”

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Payam Mohseni

April 2013
Middle East Brief 71
“The Islamic Awakening: Iran’s Grand Narrative of the Arab Uprisings”

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Malik Mufti

May 2011
Middle East Brief 51
“A Little America: The Emergence of Turkish Hegemony”

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Aria Nakissa

November 2012
Middle East Brief 68
“Islamist Understandings of Sharia and Their Implications for the Post-revolutionary Egyptian Constitution”

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Daniel Neep

June 2019
Middle East Brief 128
“Why Hasn’t the Asad Regime Collapsed? Lessons Learned from Syria’s History of Tyranny”

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Richard A. Nielsen

May 2016
Middle East Brief 99
“The Changing Face of Islamic Authority in the Middle East”

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Golnar Nikpour

June 2018
Middle East Brief 119
“Drugs and Drug Policy in the Islamic Republic of Iran”

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Asher Orkaby

March 2015
Middle East Brief 90
“A Passing Generation of Yemeni Politics”

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E. Roger Owen

January 2008
Middle East Brief 24
“One Hundred Years of Middle Eastern Oil”

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Stacey Philbrick Yadav

November 2018
Middle East Brief 123
“Fragmentation and Localization in Yemen’s War: Challenges and Opportunities for Peace”

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Thomas Pierret

February 2014
Middle East Brief 77
“The Syrian Baath Party and Sunni Islam: Conflicts and Connivance”

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Liad Porat

December 2010
Middle East Brief 47
“The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and the Asad Regime”

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Jeremy Pressman

November 2006
Middle East 13
“The United States and the Israel-Hezbollah War”

June 2006
Middle East Brief 7
“United States’ Policy Toward Hamas: An Initial Assessment”
Response Comment: “My Brandeis ’91 classmate Jeremy Pressman does a fine job presenting ...”

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Vincent Romani

May 2009
Middle East Brief 36
“The Politics of Higher Education in the Middle East: Problems and Prospects”

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Abdel Monem Said Aly

December 2018
Middle East Brief 124
“The Return of Geo-Economics and the Emergence of Co-Prosperity Zones in the Middle East”

April 2016
Middle East Brief 98
“Egypt's 2015 Parliamentary Elections: A Prelude to Stability?”
co-author with Sobhy Essaila

November 2015
Middle East Brief 95
“Saving the Middle East”
co-author with Shai Feldman

November 2014
Middle East Brief 86
“Post-Revolution Egyptian Foreign Policy”

July 2014
Middle East Brief 82
"Deciphering Abdel Fattah el-Sisi: President of Egypt’s Third Republic”

March 2014
Middle East Brief 79
“‘Resetting’ U.S.-Egypt Relations”
Co-author with Shai Feldman

March 2013
Middle East Brief 70
“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Egypt’s Political Transition”
Co-author with Karim Elkady

January 2012
Crown Essay 2
“State and Revolution in Egypt:The Paradox of Change and Politics”

November 2011
Middle East Brief 56
“Testing the Resilience of Egyptian-Israeli Peace”
Co-author with Shai Feldman

September 2011
Middle East Brief 55
“The Paradox of the Egyptian Revolution”

December 2007
Middle East Brief 23
“Understanding the Muslim Brothers in Egypt”

October 2007
Middle East Brief 20
“The Fall Middle East Meeting: Too Important to Fail”

March 2007
Middle East Brief 17
“From Deterrence to Legitimacy: A Proposed Shift in U.S. Policy in the Middle East”
Response Comment: “I recently read Crown Center Brief No. 17 by Abdel Monem Said Aly,...”

October 2006
Middle East Brief 11
“The Sixth Arab-Israeli War: An Arab Perspective”

January 2006
Middle East Brief 2
“Prelude to Change: Egyptian Democratization, 2005”

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Carol Saivetz

January 2007
Middle East Brief 15
“Moscow’s Iranian Policies: Opportunities and Dangers”

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Mohammed Samhouri

October 2007
Working Paper 2
“The ‘West Bank First’ Strategy: A Political-Economy Critical Assessment”

February 2007
Middle East Brief 16
“Looking Beyond the Numbers: The Palestinian Socioeconomic Crisis of 2006”

November 2006
Middle East Brief 12
“Gaza Economic Predicament One Year After Disengagement: What Went Wrong?”

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Yezid Sayigh

April 2011
Crown Paper 5
“‘We Serve the People:’ Hamas Policing in Gaza”

March 2010
Middle East Brief 41
“Hamas Rule in Gaza: Three Years On”

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Thomas Serres
July 2019
Middle East Brief 129
“Understanding Algeria’s 2019 Revolutionary Movement”
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Joshua Itzkowitz Shifrinson
December 2006
Middle East Brief 14
“The Kurds and Regional Security: An Evaluation of Developments since the Iraq War”
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Khalil Shikaki

April 2019
Middle East Brief 126
“Trump’s Peace Plan: Engagement or Swift Rejection?”
Co-author with Shai Feldman

January 2018
Middle East Brief 114
“Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration and ‘The Ultimate Deal’”
Co-author with Shai Feldman

December 2016
Middle East Brief 104
“Israel and the Palestinians: Sliding toward a One-State Reality”
Co-author with Shai Feldman

January 2016
Middle East Brief 97
“The End of the ‘Abbas Decade:’ The Crumbling of the post-Intifada Status-Quo”

January 2015
Middle East Brief 88
“Can Hamas Moderate? Insights from Palestinian Politics during 2005-2011”

August 2014
Middle East Brief 83
“Stabilizing Gaza-Israel Relations: What Would It Take?”
Co-author with Shai Feldman

December 2011
Middle East Brief 58
“Coping with the Arab Spring: Palestinian Domestic and Regional Ramifications”

November 2009
Middle East Brief 39
“The Obama Presidency and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict”
Co-author with Shai Feldman

December 2008
Middle East Brief 32
“Policy Options: The Obama Administration and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict”
Co-author with Shai Feldman

November 2007
Middle East Brief 21
“Is It Still Fall in Annapolis? Thinking about a Scheduled Meeting”
Co-author with Shai Feldman

January 2007
Working Paper 1
“With Hamas in Power: Impact of Palestinian Domestic Developments on Options for the Peace Process”

December 2005
Middle East Brief 1
“Palestinian and Israeli Policy Options: Implications for U.S. Diplomacy”
Co-author with Shai Feldman

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Ahmad Shokr

February 2017
Middle East Brief 106
“Sisi’s Egypt: Building Political Legitimacy amidst Economic Crises”

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Naghmeh Sohrabi

May 2017
Middle East Brief 109
“What Does the 2017 Presidential Election Tell Us about the State of the Islamic Republic of Iran?”

July 2012
Middle East Brief 65
“Reading the Tea Leaves: Iranian Domestic Politics and the Presidential Election of 2013”

July 2011
Middle East Brief 53
“The Power Struggle in Iran: A Centrist Comeback?”

July 2010
Middle East Brief 43
“Is Nothing Sacred in the Islamic Republic of Iran?”

November 2009
Middle East Brief 38
“The Curious Case of Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani”

March 2007
Middle East Brief 18
“Iran: Where a Tomato is Not Just a Tomato”

April 2006
Middle East Brief 4
“Conservatives, Neoconservatives and Reformists: Iran after the Election of Mahmud Ahmadinejad”

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Shimon Stein

February 2012
Middle East Brief 59
“What to do about Nuclearizing Iran? The Israeli Debate”
Co-author with Shai Feldman and Shlomo Brom

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Asher Susser

April 2015
Middle East Brief 92
“Jordan Facing Up to the ISIS Challenge: A Net Assessment”

April 2013
Middle East Brief 72
“Is the Jordanian Monarchy in Danger?”

June 2011
Middle East Brief 52
“Jordan 2011: Uneasy Lies the Head”

February 2010
Crown Essay 1
“The Rise of Hamas in Palestine and the Crisis of Secularism in the Arab World”

March 2008
Middle East Brief 27
“Jordan: Preserving Domestic Order in a Setting of Regional Turmoil”

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Pavel Tupek

July 2009
Crown Paper 2
“From Visiting Graves to Their Destruction: The Question of Ziyara through the Eyes of Salafis”
Co-author with Ondrej Beranek

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Joshua W. Walker

May 2012
Middle East Brief 63
“Turkey’s Time in Syria: Future Scenarios”

April 2011
Middle East Brief 49
“What Is Driving Turkey’s Reengagement with the Arab World?”
Co-author with Nader Habibi

November 2010
Middle East Brief 46
“The United States and Turkey: Can They Agree to Disagree?”

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Dror Ze’evi

March 2013
Middle East Brief 69
“The Transformation of Public Space in Turkey”

February 2008
Middle East Brief 26
“Clans and Militias in Palestinian Politics”

April 2007
Middle East Brief 19
“The Present Shia-Sunna Divide: Remaking Historical Memory”

June 2006
Middle East Brief 8
“The Decline of the PLO and the Rise of the PNA”

March 2006
Middle East Brief 3
“What Do Palestinians Really Want? The Social Implications of the Hamas Victory”
Response Comment: “Dror Ze’evi on ‘What the Palestinians expect’ reminded me of the...”

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