Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education or


Ayman Jawad Al Tamimi, and Jonathan Spyer, “Iran and the Shia Militias Advance in Iraq.” GLORIA Center. December 13, 2014.

Sultan Barakat, “Pivots and Peace-Making in Qatar’s Regional Policy.” Brookings Institute. December 29, 2014.

Zvi Bare’el, “A Virtual Stroll Through the Alleyways of the Middle East.” Israel CFR. 2014.

Naftali Bennet, “Stormy Seas: The United States and Israel in a Tumultuous Middle East.” Brookings Institute. December 06, 2014.

Nicky Blackburn, “The Top Stories of 2014.” Israel21c. December 24, 2014.

Harel Chorev, “The Road to Operation Protective Edge: Gaps in Strategic Perception.” Israel CFR. 2014.

Roger Cohen, “Why Israeli-Palestinian Peace Failed.” NY Times. December 23, 2014.

Dan Diker, “Unmasking BDS: Radical Roots, Extremist Ends.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. December 2014.

Ruth Eglash, and Carol Morello, “Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Moves to Join International Criminal Court.” Washington Post. December 31, 2014.

Ahmed Eleiba, “Cartography of Terror.” Al-Ahram Weekly. December 18, 2014.

Alex Fishman, “Military Intelligence Foresees Threats to Israel in 2015.” Ynet News. December 28, 2014.,7340,L-4608294,00.html

Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck, “The Islamic State: The Fear of Decline?” Carnegie Middle East Center. December 15, 2014.

Yoel Guzansky, and Yiftah S. Shapir, “Iran Goes Ballistic.” Middle East Forum. Winter 2014.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan Halevi, “How the Islamic State (ISIL) Threatens Canada and the West.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. December 10, 2014.

Liam Hoare, “What Israel’s Upcoming Election Means For LGBT Voters.” Slate Magazine. December 30, 2014.

Pinhas Inbari, “Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood Have Their Sights on the West Bank and Jordan.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. December 23, 2014.

Martin Indyk, “Why They Mattered: Ariel Sharon.” Politico. December 29, 2014.

Ofer Kenig, “The Firing of Ministers in Israel: A Historical Overview.” Israel Democracy Institute. December 14, 2014.

Lina Khatib, “An Arab World Without Politics.” Politico. December 24, 2014.

Matthias Kuntzel, “Obama’s New Iran Policy: Is America Drifting toward Appeasement?” Israel CFR. 2014.

Daniel Kurtzer, “The Middle East Peace Process Deep in a Hole.” The American Interest. December 12, 2014.

Zvi Magen, and Sarah Fainberg, “The Economic Crisis in Russia and Its Political Contexts.” INSS Insight. December 25, 2014.

The Middle East Institute, “Obama’s Legacy in the Middle East.” Middle East Institute. October 2014.

Gamal Nkrumah, “Islamist Wars in Africa.” Al-Ahram Weekly. December 18, 2014.

Yehoshua Oz, “23 Knesset Seats Is Not a Victory.” Israel Democracy Institute. December 28, 2014.

Joel D. Parker, “An Alliance between Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Islamic State on the Lebanese-Syrian Frontier?” Tel Aviv Notes. December 10, 2014.

Itamar Radai, Meir Elran, and Nadia Hilou, “The Disturbances of November 2014 from the Perspective of the Arabs in Israel.” INSS Insight. December 9, 2014.

Raialyoum Staff, “Saudi Arabia Using OPEC as Oil Weapon Against Russia and Iran.” Raialyoum. December 15, 2014.

Elie Rekhess, “Between Alienated [Arab] Elites and the Developing [Arab] Middle Class.” INSS Insight. December 2014.

Paul Rivlin, “Oil Prices Crash: The Trillion Dollar Question.” Dayan Center. December 21, 2014.

Yezid Sayigh, “The Assad Regime’s Political “Achilles’ Heel”.” Carnegie Middle East Center. December 11, 2014.

Jonathan Schanzer, “After U.N. Defeat, Palestinian Unilateralism Seen as ‘Losing Its Luster’.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. December 31, 2014.

David Schenker, “Jordan’s King Abdullah Comes to Washington.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 04, 2014.

Yoram Schweitzer, and Benedetta Berti, “Hizbollah Closes a Breach of Its Outer Shield: The Threat to Israel.” INSS Insight. December 28, 2014.

Dan Shapiro, “US Standing in the World.” Israel.USembassy. December 09, 2014.

Gilad Sher, and Keren Aviram, “A Veritable Battlefield: The Palestinians’ Legal Warfare Strategy.” INSS Insight. December 31, 2014.

Jonathan Spyer, “Battlelines Emerge in Israel’s Election Campaign.” GLORIA Center. December 27, 2014.

Jonathan Spyer, “New Challenges and New Alliances in the Middle East.” Israel CFR. 2014.

Shimon Stein, and Shlomo Brom, “The Palestinian Bid at the Security Council: International and Domestic Ramifications for Israel.” INSS Insight. December 22, 2014.

Jeffrey White, “Coping With Success Against ISIS.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 29, 2014.

Ynet Staff, “Israeli Film Nominated for Golden Globe.” Ynet News. December 12, 2014.,7340,L-4602749,00.html

Rueven Ziegler, “Detention of African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Welcome to Round Three.” Israel Democracy Institute. December 11, 2014.

Neri Zilber, “Gaza’s Explosion Waiting to Happen.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 21, 2014.