In his talk, Prof. of History and former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami discussed the recent ethno-nationalist trends in Israel, Europe and around the globe, and the dangers this dynamic poses to world peace.

Friday, February 8, 2019 READ MORE

During the panel discussion, speakers discussed the prospects of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and the potential implications for Israel. Speakers included (in order of appearance):

Friday, November 30, 2018 READ MORE

"Lebanon is a microcosm of the Middle East... [t]he results on May 6th will provide a glimpse into the political climate of the greater Middle East," writes Eric Bordenkircher, research fellow at the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, in the International Policy Digest.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 READ MORE

At a recent UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies event, UC San Diego Professor Gary Fields claimed tree planting, forestation and cartography were used as tools of land dispossession in Palestine.

Monday, April 16, 2018 READ MORE

Writes German publication Deutsche Welle (DW), the UCLA political scientist and CMED director "thinks Trump's decision deals a serious blow to the Middle East peace process and will hurt Washington's perception in the region and beyond."

Monday, December 11, 2017 READ MORE

July 18, 2017. “The government will need to be more inclusive. Sewage, running water, electricity are a little more immediate, but the issue of trust, accountability, inclusiveness — those are time-intensive and are going to take not days, not weeks, not months, but years to merge,” says Eric Bordenkircher in a Los Angeles Times article. Bordenkircher is a research fellow at the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA's International Institute.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 READ MORE

July 5, 2017. Qatar sees the demands being made by other Arab states as a violation of its sovereignty and an assertion of a double standard, said Ben Radd in a CNBC interview. Radd, a research fellow with the Center for Middle East Development, teaches political science and law at UCLA.

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May 8, 2017. Interviewed by The New Arab, CMED Researcher Eric Bordenkircher commented, "The Muslim Brotherhood and Qardawi have not affected U.S.-Qatari relations in the past. Why would they affect them now? Qatar is too important vis-à-vis Iran to allow these issues to affect relations," he said.

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Apr. 14, 2017. Eric Bordenkircher, a researcher with the Center for Middle East Development, is interviewed by Germany's N-TV on the Trump administration's change of policy in Syria. (In German.)

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Al-Haq legal researchers said Israel controls the water resources of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) to its own benefit and has renewed its punitive demolition of the homes of alleged attackers there.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 READ MORE

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