Latest MDC Publications
MDC Senior Research Fellow Paul Rivlin and MDC Intern Andrea Helfant show how the recent decline in Saudi oil revenue – from $330 billion in 2012 to a forecast $115-130 billion in 2016 – has led to radical policy changes and assess the prospects for their implementation.
MDC Junior Researcher Ceng Sagnic analyzes the changing political landscape in Iraqi Kurdistan and explains how the internal contests for power affect the region's drive towards independence.
In this issue of Ifriqiya, Noa Levy analyzes the change in the political and civil dynamics of Zimbabe. In Hebrew.
MDC Program Spotlight
The Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation was established in 2004 as a collaborative effort by the Moshe Dayan Center and the German Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, as part of the MDC. It is an expansion of the Program on Arab Politics in Israel established by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Tel Aviv University in 1995. The purpose of the Program is to deepen the knowledge and understanding of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel through conferences, public lectures and workshops, as well as research studies, publications and documentation. As part of the latter effort, the KAP produces the quarterly publication Bayan, which consists of original research on issues at the center of the contemporary national-political, social, and religious agenda of the Arab public in Israel, and on issues that touch upon the relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel. The Academic Director of the KAP is Dr. Itamar Radai and the Project Manager is Mr. Arik Rudnitzky.
More than half of Israel’s current Jewish population belongs to families who have emigrated or were expelled from the Middle East and North African regions after 1948. Hundreds of thousands more live in North and South America, Great Britain and elsewhere. As memories fade, there is a clear and present danger that the rich legacy of Middle Eastern Jewry will be lost. For that reason, the Program for the Study of Jews in Arab Lands will preserve and protect the memory and heritage of these communities, while training cohorts of young researchers who will “carry the torch” for generations to come.
The Doron Halpern Middle East Network Analysis Desk studies Middle East and North Africa networks, both online (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram), and off (networks of families, elites, and terror groups). Utilizing advanced technological tools that allow for the visualization and examination of sentiments in the Middle East and Africa region, MENAD analyzes patterns, developments, rises, and declines in opinions, reactions, and trends. With this information, our understanding of current events in the region reaches far beyond official media and taps into true public discourse.
New in the MDC Bookstore
Haim Rubin Tel Aviv University Press / ההוצאה לאור של אוניברסיטת תל-אביב על שם חיים רובין
Paperback , 475 pages , ₪79
Rowan & Littlefield
Hardback, Paperback, Ebook , 226 pages , $35
The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (MDC) is a non-partisan interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of the contemporary Middle East and Africa. Its primary mission is to provide the tools and analytical framework for understanding the 21st century Middle East.
MDC News and Updates
Dr. Irit Back appeared on "The International Hour" (Reshet Bet) on 18 May 2016. There, she discussed the release of a young girl who had been held captive by the militant group Boko Haram. In Hebrew, from 28:13.
Dr. Mira Tzoreff was prominently featured in an i24 segment dealing with the precarious security situation in the Sinai Peninsula. There, she focused on the policy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi towards the Peninsula. In English, beginning at 4:03 and continuing throughout.