The Post-Oslo Neoliberal Laboratory

A review of Toufic Haddad, Palestine LTD. Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territories (London: I.B. Taurus, 2016), 368pp.   oufic Haddad begins his sharply critical examination of the international donor and financial community’s role in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) since the 1993 Oslo peace accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) […] Source

The Political Economy of Erdoğan’s Syria Gamble

The Turkish invasion of northern Syria, with President Trump’s acquiescence, illustrates Turkish President Erdoğan’s authoritarian populist penchant for treating foreign policy as an extension of domestic crisis management.  But it will only further aggravate the interlinked economic and political problems facing the AKP-led government—regardless of whether Erdoğan wins his war on the Kurds of Rojava. […] Source

Egypt’s Post-2011 Embrace of Russian-Style Misinformation Campaigns

Since the 2013 coup, Egypt’s posture vis à vis information and cyber warfare has evolved from a defensive one—geared toward domestic surveillance and blocking—to an offensive one also focused on influence operations abroad. This shift has pulled Egypt further into an open embrace of Russia. Source