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Israel’s Inclination to Annex Parts of the West Bank: Annexation Options and its Geographical and Political Limits

As he promised earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to announce the annexation of parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley in July 2020 in implementation of the US peace plan announced by US President Donald Trump on 28 January 2020. While the annexation process requires subsequent and extended political, legal and economic efforts, the move itself faces multiple Israeli, regional and international challenges. This paper sheds light on the Israeli scheme of annexing parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, the problems related thereto, and the local, regional and international positions thereon. Eventually, the paper reviews the potential scenarios for the Israeli scheme.

EPC| 22 Jun 2020

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The US between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State: Is it Possible that Washington Will Back al-Qaeda

The Saudi ASharq al-Awsat newspaper last month published a supplement entitled the Entanglements of Terror. In it, Saudi researchers and others try to sketch out the characteristics of the Islamist terror organizations and the phenomenon of the so-called modern Islamist terrorism in the region.

EPC | 01 Dec 2014
Israeli Think Tanks’ Assessments of Arab Gulf States’ Military Capabilities and Map of Balances in Light of a Shifting Strategic

Currently, there is an unprecedented arms race by countries in the Arabian Gulf, mainly motivated by Iran’s nuclear project and Arab Gulf States might turn into frontline states in any future war with Iran.

EPC | 01 Dec 2014

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