Democracy is not doing well in the MENA region and political parties are the main casualties, surviving through life-support mechanisms but failing to make inroads in their respective national political contexts.
- Armenia struggles with its international standing as its increased isolation may mean that it will not be in a position to negotiate with its neighbor Azerbaijan over any future conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
- Israeli rallies began in November, after Netanyahu’s victory and the formation of a new government through a coalition of six right-wing parties. At a press conference held on January 4, Minister of Justice Yariv Levin announced the government’s plan to reform the judicial branch that would empower the executive branch to override it.
- A “fundamentalist” Israel calls into question already complex relationships in the Arab world and with its longest ally, the United States.
- An Israel with a collapsed government will host Joe Biden in mid-July, amid uncertain political legacy and perspectives.
- The thousand-year old story of Moroccan Jews today spans throughout the world. And leaves an unmissable mark on the country’s identity.
- Palestinian Prime Minister spoke with ResetDOC ahead of his diplomatic tour to Europe. Admitting a new generation needs to take the lead.
- Liberties and economic development, rather than statehood, for Palestinians. Can Micah Goodman’s policy framework become the new Israeli mainstream?
- Al Sisi’s regime has doubled its efforts to impose itself as the key mediator between Israel and the Palestinians. The effectiveness of its diplomatic action is highly questionable.