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28th August 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Countering Gaza’s Mortars

Patrick Megahan

Countering Gaza’s Mortars

Hours before the latest ceasefire was announced between Hamas and Israel, two Israeli civilians were killed and five others wounded near the Gaza border by Palestinian mortar fire. more...

28th August 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Gaza Polls Show Abbas Popularity

Grant Rumley

Gaza Polls Show Abbas Popularity

In a recent poll in Gaza, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas garnered a favorability of 54 percent. more...

25th August 2014 – War On The Rocks

Don’t Forget Iran’s Ballistic Missiles

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Don’t Forget Iran’s Ballistic Missiles

Last month, the P5+1 and Iran arranged for an extension of Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), the interim nuclear deal that was agreed to in Geneva in late 2013 and implemented in January of this year. more...

22nd August 2014 – The National Review Online

The U.N.’s Grotesque Gaza Inquiry

Claudia Rosett

The U.N.’s Grotesque Gaza Inquiry

Bias against Israel is the most glaring problem with the new Gaza inquiry that the United Nations Human Rights Council launched last month. more...

21st August 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

The Worst Club in the Middle East

David Andrew Weinberg

The Worst Club in the Middle East

Hamas made headlines yesterday when the organization’s West Bank boss, Salah Arouri, finally admitted from his place of exile in Turkey that the group was responsible for the June kidnapping of three Israeli teens. Until now, Hamas leaders blessed the act but denied responsibility, and skeptics argued the kidnappers may have been acting alone. more...

20th August 2014 – The National Interest

Middle East Watchers: Keep Your Eye on Majid Faraj

Grant Rumley

Middle East Watchers: Keep Your Eye on Majid Faraj

There was a moment in July when the cease-fire talks in Cairo were on uneasy footing. more...

13th August 2014 – War on the Rocks

Libya’s Islamist Counteroffensive

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Oren Adaki

Through much of June and the first half of July, fighting between the forces of rogue General Khalifa Hifter and Benghazi’s Islamist militias had reached an uneasy stalemate that now appears to be broken. more...

7th August 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

Kuwait’s Terrorism Finance Problems Compound

David Andrew Weinberg

Just one day after Kuwait announced new financial regulations to counter terrorism finance, the U.S. Treasury Department yesterday imposed sanctions on three individuals for fundraising in Kuwait on behalf of terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. more...

23rd July 2014 – The National Interest

Why Qatar and Turkey Can’t Solve the Crisis in Gaza

David Andrew Weinberg, Jonathan Schanzer

With Washington desperate for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, and with Egypt having flamed out as a broker of calm, two of Hamas’s top patrons are about to be rewarded with a high-profile diplomatic victory. more...

6th August 2014 – War on the Rocks

A Widening Gulf: Impediments to Saudi Rapprochement with Iran

Behnam Ben Taleblu, David Andrew Weinberg

Despite reports to the contrary, Saudi Arabia and Iran are not about to turn a corner in their 35-year-long confrontation. more...