Airstrikes raise serious legal and practical concerns.
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.
A week after Trump requested plans for U.S. withdrawal from Syria he is now weighing strikes on the regime, Israel targets a Iranian forces at a Syrian airbase, and another bloody Friday in Gaza.
After two years in the wilderness, al-Qaeda sympathizers in Syria are coalescing around a new organization.
Are they ready for the consequences of abrogating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action?
A review of Ronen Bergman’s “Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations” (Penguin Random House, 2018).
Advisers are warning Trump against plans to pull out, protests turn deadly on Israel-Gaza border, and Sisi gets his second term.
There have been three stalemated Syrian peace initiatives and a new surge in fighting in the last few months.