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Trump’s First 100 Days in the Middle East Report

Trump’s First 100 Days in the Middle East

While President Trump has so far largely held off on his most reckless policy ideas, his first 100 days show both surprising continuity and troubling shifts that could undercut U.S. interests.

Daniel Benaim

What’s Next in Israel Report
An election campaign billboard shifts between images of Isaac Herzog, leader of the Labor Party, right, and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud Party, in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 5, 2015. (AP/Ariel Schalit)

What’s Next in Israel

The March 17 election results will likely lead to a narrow right-wing government in Israel. The Obama administration must balance fundamental disagreements with the need to maintain its relationship with a key Middle Eastern ally.

Shlomo Brom

The Plight of Christians in the Middle East Report
Children hold candles during a vigil in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on March 1, 2015, held in solidarity with Christians abducted in Syria and Iraq. (AP/Hussein Malla)

The Plight of Christians in the Middle East

Some of the world's oldest Christian communities are disappearing in the very lands where their faith was born. The status of Christians in the Middle East is an important sign of broader regional trends in religious freedom, pluralism, and tolerance.

Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, John B. Craig