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While the Turkish people at this stage seem to be motivated by a strong sense of identity and a belief in themselves and their homeland (with a commitment to democratic values now being an important element of this homeland) Arabs, even as they exhibit a strong sense of identity themselves, lack confidence in their countries and the institutions of the state.
David Hajjar aruges the United States should leverage an under-appreciated tool in its Middle East foreign policy: science diplomacy.
In the wake of Saudi cleric Nimr al-Nimr's execution, Afshon Ostovar examines the growing sectarian rift in the Middle East and options for mitigating the outbreak of conflict.
Ariane Tabatabai and Dina Esfandiary discuss the importance of understanding the Saudi Arabia's and Iran's differing priorities in various conflicts across the Middle East, including Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.
UN Human Rights Council votes to adopt Gaza report over US objections... State Department narrows legislative mandate to fight boycotts of Israel... Egyptian political parties join journalist syndicate in opposition to Sisi-backed draft counterterrorism law... Tunisian president declares nationwide “state of emergency” from July 4 to August 2, 2015...
On Monday, the Special Representative and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino León, presented a new draft political agreement for Libya at a meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Process in Skhirat, Morocco. The document represents the product of five months of intense UN-sponsored negotiations, aimed at creating a national unity government for the battered country.