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Famine and Insecurity in Northern Gaza Article

Famine and Insecurity in Northern Gaza

Famine is likely underway in the north of Gaza, a man-made crisis resulting from the Israeli government’s obstruction of aid delivery and failure to address a deteriorating security situation.

Congress Must Provide Funding and Protect Oversight To Meet Global Security and Humanitarian Needs Article
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Congress Must Provide Funding and Protect Oversight To Meet Global Security and Humanitarian Needs

Recent bipartisan Senate legislation provides security and humanitarian assistance in critical areas—Ukraine, Israel and Palestine, and the Indo-Pacific—but Congress must ensure more oversight so that the funds are used according to U.S. law and policy.

Response to Horrific Attacks in Israel Must Avoid Collective Punishment for Gaza and Confront Obstacles to Peace Article
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Response to Horrific Attacks in Israel Must Avoid Collective Punishment for Gaza and Confront Obstacles to Peace

The horrifying Hamas terror attack on Israeli civilians has provoked an understandable imperative to bring the perpetrators to justice, but Israel must avoid collective punishment for Gaza that can bring a loss of moral clarity and reinforce historic grievances.

Patrick Gaspard

Assessing Risk and Reward in the Saudi Megadeal Article
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Assessing Risk and Reward in the Saudi Megadeal

Negotiations around a “megadeal” for Saudi Arabia’s normalization with Israel should ensure the deal advances, rather than undermines, regional stability and prosperity.

Allison McManus

Seeking a New Balance for U.S. Policy in the Middle East Report
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Seeking a New Balance for U.S. Policy in the Middle East

The Biden administration signaled an effort to shift overall U.S. policy by prioritizing diplomacy and making some modest shifts on the military front, but key human security challenges loom on the horizon.

Brian Katulis, Peter Juul

The Middle East Peace Process: An Analysis From Former U.S. Negotiators Testimony

The Middle East Peace Process: An Analysis From Former U.S. Negotiators

CAP executive vice president for policy Mara Rudman testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism.

Mara Rudman

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

A Practical Plan on the Israeli-Palestinian Front Report
Palestinians walk under show umbrellas used to decorate a street in the Old City of the West Bank town of Nablus, Saturday, June 4, 2016. (AP/Majdi Mohammed)

A Practical Plan on the Israeli-Palestinian Front

The next U.S. administration can take pragmatic steps to advance America’s interests and increase security in the Middle East by supporting building blocks that can lead to a two-state solution.

Mara Rudman, Brian Katulis

Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Actions in the Middle East Report
A U.S. F-18 fighter jet lands on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during fly exercises in the Gulf on February 13, 2012. (AP/Hassan Ammar)

Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Actions in the Middle East

After the nuclear deal, the United States needs to work with partners to step up its efforts to counter Iran’s negative behaviors.

Peter Juul, Brian Katulis, Shlomo Brom

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

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