Yossi Mekelberg

Yossi Mekelberg is professor of international relations and 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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Consolidating fresh allegiances in Mideast reaches new summit

Not that long ago, the mere suggestion of Israel hosting a summit at which four foreign ministers from Arab countries, together with the US secretary of state, would sit around the table would have been treated as a sheer fantasy.

April 02, 2022

Temperature is rising in the new Cold War


Australia is not a country usually associated with being at the center of great power rivalry, but the new AUKUS security partnership announced by Australia, the UK and the US positioned it right at the heart of the competition between the US and China.

September 25, 2021

Hezbollah acts, Israel reacts, Iran pulls the strings

Old habits die hard in the fraught relations between Israel and the Iranian-backed Lebanese movement Hezbollah, and the pattern of their interaction never fails to carry with it the seed of escalation, planned or unintended.

August 14, 2021

Why a green economy makes business sense too

To remind ourselves that climate change is indeed taking place, and that all the scientific evidence is telling us that it derives from our own behavior and the short-sighted way we engage with nature, feels almost surplus to requirements.

July 31, 2021