MEI In The Media

MEI In The Media

Media appearances, published commentary pieces, and more by our researchers and practitioner

North Korea could become world’s cheapest factory

11 Jun 2018
Last Thursday, Al Jazeera reported on the USA-North Korea Summit in Singapore ahead of the meeting scheduled to begin on 12th June. The programme consisted of an interview with our Senior Research Fellow Mattia Tomba exploring North Korea’s economic role...


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The Legality of Trump’s Air Strikes

19 Apr 2018
Writing for the Haaretz, MEI’s Senior Research Fellow Victor Kattan commented on the legality of Trump’s decision to fire Tomahawk missiles at Syria’s chemical weapons facilities.    How Obama’s lawyers gave John Bolton the keys to Armageddon Obama’s lawyers...


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Victor Kattan Comments on Trump’s Latest Syrian Dilemma

16 Apr 2018
On April 7th, a chemical attack was carried out in the Syrian city of Douma. Moscow and Washington went toe-to-toe with each other in the U.N. Security Council regarding a chemical weapons probe. Russia and Syria have claimed that there...


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The Syrian Conflict: 7 years on

15 Mar 2018
Last Friday, Channel News Asia aired an ‘Insight’ special about the 7th anniversary of the Syrian Crisis. The programme consisted of a 22-minute video documenting the rise and current status of the ongoing situation of the conflict. During the...


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Behind the extravagant hype of an Israeli-Saudi ‘courtship’, Israel is setting the price for Riyadh to go nuclear

14 Feb 2018
“What is the true state of Israel’s relations with Saudi Arabia? How much of the more expansive claims about warming ties exaggeration, even disinformation – and who’s pushing it? And what if the real stumbling block between the two...


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The dangers of a proxy war in Syria

12 Feb 2018
Last Saturday witnessed a dangerous escalation in the Syrian conflict. In this article, Senior Research Fellow Fanar Haddad provides an analysis of the latest developments. He argues that it might lead to a broader conflict and discusses the role...


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Is Modi’s New India Viable for the Real India?

31 Jan 2018
“What does this New India wooed by Modi, and his new friends in the East alike, mean for the Indian at home? Is it even real, let alone viable? Or is it the sign of a dying India, the...


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Suspending Recognition of Israel

16 Jan 2018
Last Sunday, 14 January, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas claimed Israel “killed the Oslo Accords”. The following day, leaders of the Palestinian Central Council voted to call for the suspension of PLO’s recognition of and security cooperation with the Jewish...


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Trump and Jerusalem: Fanning Geopolitical Flames

12 Dec 2017
Last week, Dr Victor Kattan, MEI’s Senior Research Fellow, appeared on BBC, CNA, Al-Jazeera, Bloomberg and CNNto elaborate on the geopolitical implications of Trump’s announcement to shift the US embassy to Jerusalem, which he further explored in an in-depth op-ed for the Straits Times.


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Al-Jazeera Invites Michael Hudson to Comment on Egypt

16 Aug 2013
MEI Director Michael C. Hudson was part of the expert line-up sharing their insights on recent developments in Egypt on Al-Jazeera. The article, published yesterday, detailed comments from leading Middle East experts that unanimously described Egypt facing “exceptional chaos and...


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