Article / Raz Zimmt

Marrying Late: Young Adults and the Marriage Crisis in Iran

The reasons for Iran’s marriage crisis run deeper than the economy: they are also tied to growing exposure to Western values, primarily through new media and social networks. The regime’s failure to raise the birth rate in recent years attests to the limits of its power over its citizens, and especially the younger ones.
Article / Elhanan Miller

Mahmoud Abbas and Zionism: From Struggle to Acceptance

Israelis often hear it said that Palestinian President Abbas calls for peace in English but for armed struggle in Arabic. Those who propound this claim, most of whom know no Arabic, are merely regurgitating criticism of Arafat’s doublespeak. In fact, meticulous research shows that Abbas’ views on Israel and Zionism have grown more moderate over time
Article / Nimrod Hurvitz

Fear and Faith: the Strengths, Weaknesses and Delusions of Isis

Western rhetoric has become a weapon in ISIS’ arsenal. If Western pundits and politicians wish to stop being the unwitting accomplices of ISIS, they need to speak about the organization more professionally and responsibly
Article / Oren Barak

The Allure of Military Leaders in the Middle East

Military leaders enter politics in response to real needs, but may perpetuate flawed military-civilian relations throughout the Middle East
Article / Marzouk Alhalabi

Arab-Palestinian Politics in Israel Harming Promising Young Leaders

The uproar in Arab-Palestinian political circles in Israel over Ayman Odeh’s visit in the US has exposed the weakness and stagnation of these political frameworks. The “stand-tall generation” seems to be too used to the low glass ceilings in Israel and in the Occupied Territories
Article / Oren Barak

Israel and Iran: From Rivalry to Shared Interests?

It is time for Iran and Israel to seek out a formula to protect their shared interests in the Middle East
Article / Assaf David

Israel's Political Center Lacks Regional Vision

The parties at the center of Israel’s political spectrum – from the Labor on the left to the Likud on the right – offer no vision for relations with the Palestinians and with the rest of the Middle East
Article / Avraham Sela

The Palestinian issue: The root of all Middle East conflicts?

We should question the view that any negative occurrence in the Middle East stems from the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Yet historically, the Arab-Jewish conflict in Mandatory Palestine is at the heart of the regional conflict
Article / Raz Zimmt

Iran: The Nuclear Train Has Arrived

In the absence of effective alternatives, the nuclear deal being negotiated may give the West – and those calling for change within Iran itself – the opportunity to accelerate sociopolitical change in this threshold state
Regional Affairs
Marrying Late: Young Adults and the Marriage Crisis in Iran
07.10.2016  /  Raz Zimmt The reasons for Iran’s marriage crisis run deeper than the economy: they are also tied to growing exposure to Western Read more
Religion & State
Fear and Faith: the Strengths, Weaknesses and Delusions of Isis
19.06.2016  /  Nimrod Hurvitz Western rhetoric has become a weapon in ISIS’ arsenal. If Western pundits and politicians wish to stop being the unwitting Read more