MEI In The Media

MEI In The Media

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

Palestine Declares (Legal) War on the United States of America

05 Oct 2018
Writing for Haaretz, MEI’s Senior Research Fellow Victor Kattan discusses Palestine’s upcoming legal battle with the US over the relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem and assesses their chances of success at the International Court of Justice. The...


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The US may retaliate against Palestinians leading a major UN group, expert warns

01 Aug 2018
On Tuesday, CNBC published an article on the decision of the U.N.’s G-77 to select a Palestinian diplomat as its 2019 chairman, and the potential backlash from the United States. Senior Research Fellow Victor Kattan is quoted regarding this decision.


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Move to give Jews special status sparks controversy

30 Jul 2018
“The Nation State Law is a Basic Law, which makes it part of Israel’s Constitution. The law was passed narrowly after a heated eight-hour debate during which opposition and Arab members of the Knesset tore up the printed text...


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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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