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Middle East the nexus of contemporary refugee flows
Anthropologist Dawn Chatty, a UCLA alumna, spoke at the Center for Near Eastern Studies about current refugee flows, the international humanitarian regime and migration patterns in the modern Middle East.
December 9, 2014 READ MORE
The Real Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
CMED Director Steven Spiegel: The conflict is not between Arabs and Jews but supporters of a two-state versus one-state solution.
October 24, 2014 READ MORE
Dead-end in the Gaza Strip, stalemate in the peace process
The dug-in positions, deep pessimism and frustration of all parties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict mean that small confidence-building measures may be the only viable option at present.
October 17, 2014 READ MORE
THE MIDDLE EASTERNER BLOG
Political Twister in Yemen: A tangle of arms and actors
If destabilization in Yemen remains the status quo, then the West should be concerned about the increased threat of global terrorism.
November 19, 2014 READ MORE
Melinda Gates' commitment to women
Last week, Melinda Gates delivered a lecture at UCLA about gender equality and reproductive rights. Here are some of her thoughts as they related to the Middle East.
November 13, 2014 READ MORE
Afghanistan and Opium: A Debilitating Marriage
What are the causes of the rise in Afghan opium cultivation and what can be done to curb it?
October 29, 2014 READ MORE
What a Republican Takeover this November Could Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy
On Nov. 4. 2014, the Democrats may lose control of the Senate in the midterm elections. What are the implications for continued U.S. strategy in the MENA region?
October 28, 2014 READ MORE
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