Trump and the Evangelicals Define Support for Israel

by Yousef Munayyer President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and messaging about Israel are aimed at a very specific audience, one that he has cultivated since his presidential campaign: his base of white Evangelical Christians. Trump’s positions come at a time of… Continue Reading  

Mohammad bin Salman’s Waning Influence

by Emile Nakhleh The United Arab Emirates’ recent decision to withdraw from the Yemen war has left Saudi Crown Prince and de facto ruler Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) the sole key driver of that disastrous conflict. MbS’s friend, Abu Dhabi… Continue Reading  

As the Far Right Goes Global, So Do Anti-BDS Bills

by Rachel Hodes Israeli politics have moved into uncharted territory over the past several months, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself unable to form a coalition large enough to claim victory in last spring’s elections. However, even as the Israeli state… Continue Reading  

How Water Scarcity Is Destroying Gaza

by Austin Bodetti The persistent humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip rarely fails to make headlines, but the political violence at the heart of the territory’s problems often obscures an evolving environmental issue with just as many implications: water scarcity.… Continue Reading  

Boris’ Band of Brexiteers Could Spell Disaster for Palestine

by Nick McAlpin In Europe, Brexit will undoubtedly come to define recently elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tenure. In the Middle East, however, his leadership of the Conservative Party may soon see the UK government align itself even more firmly… Continue Reading