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The Israeli public and the Gaza war: supporting the armed effort, doubting the strategic outcome
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mockstar/234166577/in/photolist-mGayM-4TZDrF-61Uej4-azrHjM-ck7RpG-6HsNyK-9p1epc-9p1feV-9p4jnA-9p1eGp-9p1e7n-9p1dNH-9eNpHB-9eRwCE-azuoch-NQTAm-6J3YXh-NRpxZ-NQSqU-NRnBv-fc5VH-NRp4P-azux6s-azuoaG-azrHxc-azrHiK-ei3AA8-9chSab-61UfoD-61UeRz-61Yrgy-61Ue22-61YqpC-ck7NmU-cjzoYu-g3bFX8-3WVxBK-kiPm9T-mofsAu-8j3RgR-opHAHj-g37uh3-g3az9G-oeoMkQ-g3b24e-nhQTW8-azrHkH-azrHqg-azuofS-nEwqjf Yossi (Joseph) Alpher 26 August 2014
The current war’s outcome is liable to disappoint most Israelis, insofar as it reflects the absence of a viable Israeli strategy for dealing not only with Hamas in Gaza but also with the Palestinian issue in general. more  
Israel’s “Operation Status Quo”: a preliminary assessment
https://www.flickr.com/photos/idfonline/4336478383/in/photolist-7BczWF-f6PWH2-4rjRgT-7wguCe-5qSsWs-ohm4Mo-e4Q9rH-9qPsEz-7joKV3-o2Uobp-akLD5s-7vqV7f-e9vN6q-57yCP9-oj6eqK-DKwpf-7xTn7G-4H4kM8-e9qfk8-e9vSAC-e9qeUi-e9vTFw-e9qdvF-9Dq39D-527CSU-9qPsFD-e4C2JJ-ak7tyn-e4VMb9-e4Q9KM-e4Q9SX-e4Q9EM-e4Q9vi-e4Q9Pp-o3UVCA-9qSsqf-aqdDXW-9qSspN-e4C2u9-9uhqVn-9qPsHt-e4woqV-9rBhAQ-7wW6ni-9qPsMF-7wW6sX-dq5qTj-57usaV-msMw7H-9gRoBb Mouin Rabbani 25 August 2014
Led by a government too extreme to seize the initiative with proposals that will enjoy sufficient international support, Israel will continue to provoke challenges to a status quo it seeks to maintain amid a growing inability to confront them. With the country being entirely dependent on continued U.S. and European support, shifts in p... more  
Humanitarian law and Operation Protective Edge: a survey of violations and remedies
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alphabetaunlimited/4104944194/in/photolist-7fJUTU-8ygt6z-fgFKhj-fgruR4-fgFKiJ-fgFK9Y-fgFKe7-fgruFF-fgruP6-fgruCc-fgFK7J-fgruNx-fgFKdm-fgFKbm-fgruMp-fgruFD-fgFKdJ-fgruHH-fgruQp-fgFKbs-fgFKgu-fgruFH-5SADUD-dtPaog-4Lpi8E-nhQWqo-nhQTti-nB7tta-nzm4zd-nB7tCZ-7ri6Y1-7reaAB-7ri7M1-7AeeZo-7re9eg-7wEpRy-7stb5U-Jnh15-5S2ZH5-h4p1f-Jnh1C-7stbny-7DT4ET-7DWTo3-7DCbVN-7sbUjc-7sbQf6-7wAAHr-7qYe93-7ssY7S Noura Erakat 26 August 2014
This analysis addresses Israel’s culpability for war crimes during this most recent offensive. It also briefly discusses the culpability of Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups and the obligations of third-party states to remedy the situation. more  
The Governorate of Homs: is this the Islamic State’s new fiefdom?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/woutervv/4077883703/in/photolist-7dmdKH-81FFRQ-cjzYY7-8iB7vR-ck5QSG-81CM4H-ck5NUj-81FvGb-81CwEp-cjA3rA-ck5RC7-8rgLYj-ck5WwN-ck7JY3-cjzuNf-81CpWa-cjzY3w-ck5RbU-81Foxs-ck6C5S-ck7Khd-ck7H8U-cjADU1-81G4ZC-7LSafi-cjAawu-cjA7Jy-ck5ckG-cjzbfA-ck5eay-ck69Bo-cjzsiQ-ck6j6h-cjz9B3-cjTC5C-ck5Qzo-81FVNy-cjzVaC-cjAALE-cjzUYE-52LJmz-cjTryb-ciwua1-ciwv9h-ciwvsJ-ciwunS-ciwuMW-8rdDsr-81CvZP-81Ch9M Romain Caillet 22 August 2014
Now considered by many experts as the primary terrorist threat, the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, has been able to assert its dominance over wide areas of Iraq and Syria. In Syria IS dominance can be seen in the regions of the Euphrates Valley (Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor and Hasaka) and in the... more  
Gauging the July-August 2014 Gaza war
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sugarmeloncom/6253201716/in/photolist-awzi1G-i5nevt-LT8xk-9U7B4y-nN5egc-dC1y7a-8arHvh-anVKr6-4SFSsc-6ZyTiT-7YEs1W-awysWC-aWDHgP-6Cqp9S-6Cqpfd-6Cmh4i-4SL4wu-awzhBm-CDLaP-aWDKoK-jXhK1r-eNmxU3-6HLVLZ-jXihog-jXkVcn-9cW6r5-9cW7b7-9cT2Wi-6HRfVm-awyaCf-aWDK1D-awvLUz-awzbuy-awywDA-awKuYW-awKzp9-awky9z-awznA5-awvHnT-awyniJ-awkhbD-awwx8V-awvzfK-awyvhA-awwu54-awnRPj-awvwKc-awnx7y-awnBvW-awkRPr/ Jamil Hilal 22 August 2014
Discussing the situation in Gaza separately from that in the West Bank will not help to calm the frustrations and anger felt by Palestinians as they watch the disappearance of the meagre chances of ending the Israeli occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state, and the lack of international concern for their rights. Th... more  
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