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30th January 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Tensions Flare Again in East Jerusalem

Grant Rumley

Tensions Flare Again in East Jerusalem

Clashes erupted in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shu’afat again on Monday after an undercover Israeli police officer arrested 10-year-old Mohammad Said Oweida on suspicion of throwing rocks at the neighborhood’s light-rail station. The arrest sparked clashes between Israeli border police and Palestinians that went into the night. more...

27th January 2015 – Foreign Policy

King Salman’s Shady History

David Andrew Weinberg

King Salman’s Shady History

President Obama wants to work with the leader of the House of Saud. But the new king of Saudi Arabia has troubling ties to radical Islamists. more...

27th January 2015 – The National Interest

How Iran Views the P5+1 Nuke Talks

Behnam Ben Taleblu

How Iran Views the P5+1 Nuke Talks

Ahead of the June 30 deadline for a comprehensive nuclear accord with Iran, international negotiators remain puzzled by two questions: “What does Tehran want, and what will it settle for?” more...

26th January 2015 – US News and World Report

Iran’s Glitter Isn’t Gold

Benjamin Weinthal, Emanuele Ottolenghi

Iran’s Glitter Isn’t Gold

Since obtaining sanctions relief from the West under a twice-extended interim nuclear agreement, Iran has touted the steady stream of visiting trade and political delegations to Tehran. more...

24th January 2015 – The National Interest

New Saudi King Won’t Change a Thing

David Andrew Weinberg

New Saudi King Won’t Change a Thing

Don’t buy the hype. Saudi Arabia’s new king is not a reformer, and his first acts as ruler confirm he will continue the royal family’s tradition of beggar-thy-neighbor energy policies and uncompromising, widespread repression. more...

23rd January 2015 – Business Insider

Inside The Slow-Burning Internal Crisis That’s Gripping The Palestinian Leadership

Grant Rumley

Inside The Slow-Burning Internal Crisis That’s Gripping The Palestinian Leadership

"Palestine cannot be run by bullying, dictatorship and the falsification of facts which Mahmoud Abbas and his gang use on daily basis.” So said Mohammad Dahlan, a chief rival of Abbas and the instigator of a massive rally in Gaza last month that featured posters of the Palestinian Authority leader hanged in the street. more...

23rd January 2015 – Now Media

One Small Israeli Strike, One Very Big Strategic Game

Tony Badran

One Small Israeli Strike, One Very Big Strategic Game

Israel dealt Iran a painful blow on Sunday when it struck a convoy of senior Iranian and Hezbollah commanders in Quneitra in the Golan Heights. more...

23rd January 2015 – The National Interest

Alberto Nisman: The Man Who Exposed Iran in Latin America

Toby Dershowitz

Alberto Nisman: The Man Who Exposed Iran in Latin America

Monday morning, just hours before his death, was not the first time Argentine Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s life was threatened. more...

20th January 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Waning Public Support for Tehran’s Nuclear Aspirations

Ali Alfoneh

Waning Public Support for Tehran’s Nuclear Aspirations

Iran’s regime is at odds with itself over the costs and benefits of its controversial nuclear program. more...

16th January 2015 – The National Interest

The Turkey-Hamas Nexus

David Andrew Weinberg, Jonathan Schanzer

The Turkey-Hamas Nexus

Last week, Israel’s Foreign Ministry praised Qatar for purportedly expelling Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal from Doha. more...