Panic in Damascus?

Palestine Studies Fellow Mouin Rabbani

Assad believes he has reversed the conventional wisdom of guerrilla warfare, and that rather than losing because he has not won, he is winning because he has not been defeated. Yet, for all its conviction that it has survived the worst and is no longer at existential risk, the pertinent reality is that, in the words of Syria analyst Bassam Haddad, "the regime's territorial losses are mostly irreversible". Given the implications, this suggests that the Assad regime's very survival will eventually hang in the balance.

The Iran Nuclear Agreement and the Question of Palestine

The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) hosted an interview on 'The Iran Nuclear Agreement and the Question of Palestine' with Palestine Studies Fellow Mouin Rabbani.

"Beyond reviving the national movement, the primary responsibility for Palestinian leadership today is to once again ensure that the Palestinian cause is a sacrosanct one that rises above the region's differences and unites its rivals—including Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey—in its support, rather than one where its mediocre politicians permit themselves to become proxy footballs played between various capitals on behalf of regional agendas that all but ignore Palestine."

July Book of the Month

For our July Book of the Month, Palestine Studies has chosen Manifestations of Identity: The Lived Reality of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon by Muhammad Ali Khalidi. Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon are often discussed in sensationalist or objectified terms in the context of various crises. The essays collected in this volume attempt to look beyond the crises, undertaking to examine the Lived reality of Palestinians in Lebanon and the variety of ways in which they manifest their Palestinian identity. For the month of July, the book is 20% off. 

 

July Book of the Month

For our July Book of the Month, Palestine Studies has chosen Manifestations of Identity: The Lived Reality of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon by Muhammad Ali Khalidi. Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon are often discussed in sensationalist or objectified terms in the context of various crises.

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