Ibrahim Fraihat is Associate Professor of International Conflict Resolution at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and Afifiliate Scholar at Georg... etown University in Qatar. He is the author of Unfinished Revolutions (Yale University Press, 2016).
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The ceasefire in Gaza has destabilised Netanyahu’s government, yet he has no other choice but to commit to it.
The Trump administration is struggling to secure political support for the ‘ultimate deal’.
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