Tag: Middle East

  • The Israel-Hamas War and Iran’s Regional Activities

    In the wake of the shocking attack against Israel by Hamas, much attention has focused on the role of Iran, given its material, financial, and rhetorical support for Hamas. What is the nature of the coordination between Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah? How does Iran perceive its interests in this situation? Does Iran still view Hezbollah’s

  • The U.S. Push for Saudi-Israel Normalization

    The Biden administration has been making efforts to expand the Abraham Accords by brokering an agreement on normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel. The Saudis have set out their goals, which alongside their desire for progress on the Israel-Palestinian issue include several major “asks” from the US: a security guarantee, easier access to

  • What’s Next After Turkey’s Elections?

    With national elections taking place in Turkey, the stakes could hardly be higher as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, battle for the presidency. The Center for the National Interest invited two leading foreign affairs analysts to discuss the elections on Sunday, May 14. —Henri Barkey is the Bernard L. and Bertha