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Yossi Mekelberg

Yossi Mekelberg is professor of international relations at Regent’s University London, where he is head of the International Relations and Social Sciences Program. He is also an associate fellow of the MENA Program at Chatham House. He is a regular contributor to the international written and electronic media.

Twitter: @YMekelberg

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Moment of truth is approaching fast for under-pressure Netanyahu

Israeli election campaigns might not be to everyone’s taste — and they are likely to be disappointing for anyone who likes to see decisive results — but they are never boring and never fail to generate excitement.

March 02, 2019

Why Oslo’s legacy should not be dismissed

The 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, which it was hoped would be the beginning of the end of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will be marked later this year. It will be marked more than celebrated.

March 31, 2018

Putin and the yearning for a new Russian empire

The interrogator O’Brien, an agent of the totalitarian state who is one of the main characters in George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” declares at one point: “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.

March 24, 2018

Israel’s final act of turning its back on African asylum seekers

As has become customary in Israel, the High Court of Justice remains the last bastion of the country’s conscience and serves as its moral compass. Last week, it temporarily halted the deportation of African asylum seekers to Rwanda and Uganda.

March 20, 2018