I worry that President Trump will bungle the response to a jihadist terrorist attack on U.S. soil, making the fear worse at home and helping the terrorists score a win.
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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.
A leaked letter from the heads of Israel’s major security agencies reveals tensions between the government and the security establishment over the allocation of powers and responsibilities in the cyber realm.
It's not wrong to call for the Assad regime to be held accountable, but any prosecution of members of the Syrian government will leave their victims disappointed.
U.S. May Deploy More Troops to Syria, Iran’s Presidential Campaign Season Begins, and Experts Warn against U.S. Escalation in Yemen
Trump says the fight against the Islamic State could require new deployments, Iran announces candidates running against Rouhani, and the United States could be sinking into the quagmire in Yemen.
The Jerusalem Post published yesterday a lengthy profile of Israel’s Military Advocate-General, Sharon Afek.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI just weakened the leading Islamist opposition party in parliament, which may create new opportunities for more radical rivals.
Erdogan's constitutional referendum may have just set Turkish democracy back 70 years.