Charting a Biden Administration foreign policy
January 22, 2021 | AIJAC staff
With US President Joe Biden now having been duly sworn in, this Update offers some additional knowledgeable analysis of what his Administration’s foreign policy directions and priorities are likely to be, as well as suggestions about what they should be. Obviously, the Middle East is the primary, but not exclusive, focus.
Expert Mideast policy advice for the Biden team
January 15, 2021 | AIJAC staff
The Biden team will assume office next Thursday, as the Trump Administration leaves office with the President disgraced and impeached in wake of his role in the appalling attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. This Update offers some advice from solid and experienced analysts for the Biden foreign policy team with respect to key Middle East policy questions…
Israel’s vaccination success/ Iran’s 20 percent enrichment
January 8, 2021 | AIJAC staff
There has been much media coverage of Israel’s world-leading effort to rapidly vaccinate its population against COVID-19. Since its vaccination program began on Dec. 19, and as of the latest data, Israel has vaccinated 1,593,000 citizens, including more than 60% of all Israelis over 60. This Update looks at how and why Israel was able to accomplish this – as well as some widespread misinformation about Israel’s supposed failure to vaccinate Palestinians.
Israel normalises ties with Morocco
December 15, 2020 | AIJAC staff
Last Thursday, the White House announced that Morocco and Israel had agreed to establish fully normalised diplomatic relations. – following on from Israel’s normalisation of ties earlier this year with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan. This Update is devoted to exploring the background and implications of this development.
Israel headed for elections/ Iranian scientist assassinated
December 4, 2020 | AIJAC staff
Israel appears very likely headed for elections, the fourth in two years, after the Knesset passed a preliminary reading of a bill to dissolve itself on Wednesday. This Update looks at how this happened and what happens now.
The Biden team/ Israeli-Saudi ties
November 27, 2020 | AIJAC staff
Earlier this week, US President-elect Joe Biden announced six key nominees to his foreign policy/national security team, including Secretary of State, National Security Advisor and Homeland Security Secretary. This Update looks at these nominations and their possible policy implications for the Middle East.
Biden’s Iran Dilemmas
November 20, 2020 | AIJAC staff
With the Biden team beginning its transition plans to take over the White House in January, this Update looks at some dilemmas President-elect Joe Biden and his administration will face in attempting to implement their articulated policy on Iran – namely, mutual return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal reached in 2015 followed by attempts to renegotiate that deal to cover its shortcomings.
Middle East opportunities for a Biden administration?
November 13, 2020 | AIJAC staff
This Update features some articles suggesting that the incoming Biden Administration in the US may have some good policy opportunities available to it in the Middle East, as well as acknowledged challenges.
Israel and Middle East consider a probable Biden administration
November 6, 2020 | AIJAC staff
The US election remains too close to call, but it is clear that a Biden administration at this point looks more likely than the Trump Administration remaining in office. This Update looks at some preliminary analyses of what a Biden administration might mean for Israel and the Middle East.