Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

By Megan Wang|May 24, 2019|Insight|

Posters and graffiti on refugees’ right of return, Shatila camp, Lebanon   Karma Nabulsi sketches out the known contours of the still secret ‘Deal of the Century’ Shortly after his election to the US Presidency, Donald Trump promised a peace plan for the Middle East. Calling it the ‘Deal of Century’, he claims that it will solve the conflict in Palestine once and for all. Although its public launch has

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Sanctions are back – with a vengeance

By Megan Wang|October 1, 2018|Insight|

The ‘success’ of the latest bout of US sanctions on Iran hinges on third party responses and domestic conditions in Iran. Hassan Hakimian explains ‘The Iran sanctions have officially been cast’ tweeted President Trump three months after he signed an executive order in May announcing the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. He went on to boast the return of ‘the most biting sanctions ever imposed’, as if sounding

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Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates: new regional alliances and the Palestinian struggle

By Megan Wang|January 27, 2018|Insight|0 comments

Adam Hanieh lists signs of growing cooperation between Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE and the ramifications for Palestine The 6 December announcement by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy to the city has thrown Middle East politics into renewed turmoil. Political and religious leaders around the world have condemned the move, with hundreds of protests organised in major

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