Tag: Middle East

Israel Puts Excessive Repression To Cut Off Any Unified Palestinian Mobilization

Israel Puts Excessive Repression To Cut Off Any Unified Palestinian Mobilization

Israeli violence against Palestinians has increased in frequency and intensity over the last year. In Fenikspod’s most recent episode, Dana El Kurd from the University of Richmond talks about the Palestinian issue and Palestinian activism within the context of recent developments. She also discusses how to address the issue and how Israeli-Arab rapprochement might affect Palestinians.

Iran’s Strategy in Afghanistan: Pragmatic Engagement with the Taliban

Iran’s Strategy in Afghanistan: Pragmatic Engagement with the Taliban

Throughout the U.S. war in Afghanistan, Iran has maintained extensive influence in its eastern neighbor. It played both sides of the conflict, supporting the now-deposed government in Kabul while also developing ties with the Taliban. With the Taliban’s takeover of the country in the wake of the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces, Tehran will engage pragmatically with the militant group to safeguard and further its national security strategy.

Uncertainty Looms In Post-American Middle East

Uncertainty Looms In Post-American Middle East

Geopolitical, ideological, and socio-economic quandaries will continue to haunt processes of normalization in the Middle East subsequent to the US’s gradual withdrawal from the region. Underlying issues remain unresolved despite diplomatic relaxation, and the power vacuum left behind by the US has the potential to rekindle regional rivalries and trigger proxy wars worse than those seen under the Obama and Trump administrations.

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