The Assad regime backs the Kurds fighting Turkey’s intervention, corruption investigations of Netanyahu conclude with recommendations for indictment, and Iran tries to contain a currency crisis.
Omphalos: Middle East Conflict in Perspective
Omphalos takes an interdisciplinary look at the contemporary Middle East, and is published jointly with two key partners: Academic Exchange, an educational non-profit that seeks to deepen understanding of Israel in the international academic community, and the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy and its blog, Markaz. Turmoil in today's Middle East today implicates a wide array of legal questions, bears huge costs for civilian populations, and poses diverse challenges to policymakers, activists, lawyers, and reformers. For the issues that Lawfare treats, the Middle East is a kind of omphalos.
Making sense of the latest clash in Syria's complex civil war.
A preliminary analysis of the international legality of each party's actions.
Israel intercepts an Iranian drone and retaliates, U.S. troops attacked by the Assad regime, Egypt launches a new counterterrorism offensive, and Iraq raises funds to recover.
Too often, histories of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are told by selecting only part of the story and then telling it out of context.
Kotey and Elsheikh should be brought to the United States for a capital trial in federal court.
U.S. draws down its forces in Iraq, Mohammed bin Salman tries carrots and sticks with royal rivals, and Israeli and Palestinian officials are at an impasse.