MEI In The Media

MEI In The Media

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

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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Fanar Haddad on the Language of anti-Shi’ism

16 Aug 2013
MEI’s Fanar Haddad, author of Sectarianism in Iraq: Antagonistic Visions of Unity (2011), wrote an article last week for Foreign Policy entitled “The Language of anti-Shi’ism.” Haddad considers the changing vocabulary of anti-Shi’ism in the Arab world and what that says about identity, nationalism, and...


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Michael Hudson Gives Radio Interview on Syria

28 May 2013
Earlier this week, MEI Director Michael C. Hudson gave a radio interview to Singapore’s 938Live. Interviewer Keval Singh asked Hudson to comment particularly on the EU’s decision to lift its embargo on arming the Syrian rebels. Hudson emphasized that...


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Postdoc Fanar Haddad in the News

29 Mar 2013
This past month, MEI Postdoctoral Research Fellow Fanar Haddad appeared on an Iraqi talk show, spoke on a panel at Chatham House, and penned an article for Foreign Policymagazine’s Middle East Channel. On the political show Bil Harf al Wahid on Iraq’s...


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CNA Interviews Michael Hudson on the Syrian Conflict

22 Mar 2013
On 20 March 2013 MEI Director Professor Michael Hudson was interviewed by Channel News Asia on the conflict in Syria. Syrian opposition rebels have reportedly used chemical weapons in their attacks, a report of which U.S. President Obama says...


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