The third essay in a series on federalist governance in the Middle East.
Omphalos: Middle East Conflict in Perspective
Omphalos takes an interdisciplinary look at the contemporary Middle East, and is published jointly with two key partners: Academic Exchange, an educational non-profit that seeks to deepen understanding of Israel in the international academic community, and the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy and its blog, Markaz. Turmoil in today's Middle East today implicates a wide array of legal questions, bears huge costs for civilian populations, and poses diverse challenges to policymakers, activists, lawyers, and reformers. For the issues that Lawfare treats, the Middle East is a kind of omphalos.
The deadly bombing in Yemen fits a pattern of carelessness in the Saudi air campaign, Turkey threatens to find new partners after U.S. imposes sanctions, and Iraq finalizes its election recount but is still negotiating a governing coalition.
The second essay in a series on federalist governance in the Middle East.
Events of the last decade suggest a growing momentum for federalist governance around the world.
Iran's skeptical leadership might decide it would be helpful to sit down with Trump on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in September.
Riyadh picks a fight with Canada, the Trump administration reinstates sanctions on Iran, and U.S. partners are paying off al-Qaeda in Yemen’s civil war.