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Ben Fishman

Senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He served on the National Security Council staff during the Obama administration, including as Director for North Africa and Jordan.

What Biden Can Do for Libya

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s March 21 call with newly appointed Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dabaiba signaled the reemergence of the Unites States in...

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Israel-Morocco, historical richness and domestic challenges

Today, on Israel’s 73rd anniversary, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted the traditional reception for the foreign heads of mission in Israel in his official...

India asked to provide more vaccines to Africa

Third World countries are having difficulties getting enough COVID-19 vaccines, as initial distributions have favored wealthier nations. African CDC official John Nkengasong is speaking...

Background on the Iran nuclear talks

Negotiations have begun to bring the U.S. back into the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. How did the deal come about, why did the U.S....

U.S. threatens Lebanese politicians with sanctions

After months of political deadlock in Lebanon, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs David Hale warned Lebanese officials that U.S. and its allies...

Algeria pro-democracy movement leans toward Islamists

The pro-democracy Hirak movement in Algeria, which forced out President Abdelaziz Bouteflika from office in 2019, is becoming increasingly tied to the Rachad group,...
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