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Israel Election Recap

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What’s next after Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest victory?

Sudan’s Brief Moment of Freedom

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In Omar al-Bashir’s removal, Sudan’s protestors may have won the battle. But can they win the war?

Israel Election: Battle of the Benjamins

Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz visited IDF bases in Judea and Samaria Tuesday (June 17) as a part of Operation Brother’s Keeper. , Israel Defense Forces, modified, Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Israel election is coming down to the wire.

Work Unfinished: Peacebuilding and Sexual Violence

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Peace plans for long-running conflicts must include provisions for the survivors of sexual violence, and Syria is no exception.

The Case against Netanyahu Builds ahead of Israel Election

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Bibi is falling back on old tactics as he faces a new challenge to his decade-long rule.

Algeria Protests Putting ‘Pouvoir’ on Notice?

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The Arab Spring may be making a late arrival in Algeria, with possible consequences for regional geopolitics and global energy markets.

Rift at the Top of Saudi Leadership

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There is new evidence of a rift between the king and his heir.

Is Iran’s Rouhani Administration on Borrowed Time?

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The usually opaque factional infighting of Iranian politics has spilled out into the open, highlighting a Rouhani administration that’s teetering on the brink.

War in Chinese Boxes: Al-Shabaab against ISIS in Somalia

SOMALIA, Mogadishu: In a handout photograph dated 30 April and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team 01 Mayl, a Ugandan soldier of 341 Battalion serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) holds a rocket-propelled grenade at sunrise on the frontline near the main road on the northern edge of Maslah Town, the northern city limit of the Somali capital Mogadishu. AMISOM troops, now numbering 11,400 out of a mandated total of 17,731, supporting forces of the Transitional Federal Government have driven the Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Al Shabaab out of the Somali capital where life is returning to the seaside city after years of conflict and Somalis are enjoying the longest period of relative peace not experienced since 1991. AU-UN IST PHOTO /STUART PRICE. AMISOM2, cc Flickr AMISOM Public Information, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

Exploring the lesser-known, other face of the Somali conflict.

Why I Never Use the Word “Palestine”

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The word describes a sovereign entity that simply doesn’t exist.

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