Playing Palestinian Politics: UAE-Backed Ex-Security Chief Weighs His Options

by James M. Dorsey A controversial former security official and Abu Dhabi-based political operator, Mohammed Dahlan, has lurked for several years in the shadows of Palestinian politics. Now, he could emerge as a monkey wrench in an attempt to pave… Continue Reading  

Palestinian Reconciliation, in the Hands of Israel

by Paul R. Pillar The latest attempt at reconciliation between the competing Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas has produced a preliminary agreement that Egypt brokered and that was announced earlier this month. Movement on this subject at this time is… Continue Reading  

Preparing for a Post-Abbas Palestine?

by Mitchell Plitnick On December 31, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas closed out a year of stinging defeats by signing on to 18 international accords. Included among these was the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC).… Continue Reading