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Middle East Council experts offer their thoughts on the unfolding crisis in Palestine-Israel that began on October 7.

Ali Bin Musa, Shahram Akbarzadeh, Sahar Khamis, Nader S. Kabbani, Beverley Milton Edwards, Hamidreza Azizi, Omar H. Rahman, Galip Dalay, Noha Aboueldahab, Saoud El Mawla, Faozi Al-Goidi

The Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 constituted a seismic failure for Israel's security and intelligence communities, which despite a vaunted reputation and cutting-edge technology, has lost much of its capabilities in the Gaza Strip over the past 15 years.

Beverley Milton Edwards

An unprecedented attack on Israel by Hamas fighters has shocked the world. As events continue to unfold, it is likely to have far-reaching consequences that no one will escape.

Omar H. Rahman

Thirty years after the PLO and Israel embarked on the Oslo peace process, Palestinians remain beholden to the broken structures it created. The only chance of moving forward is to renounce this terrible legacy of the past.

Mouin Rabbani

As a military coup in Niger threatens to destabilize its surrounding regions, the prospect of foreign military intervention only risks a larger catastrophe.

Yahia H. Zoubir, Abdelkader Abderrahmane

The recent outbreak of violence in Sudan has already taken a heavy toll on the country and threatened stability abroad. Middle East Council scholars offer their insights on what’s driving the conflict, the imperative to bring it to a swift end, and its implications for Sudan and beyond.

Nader S. Kabbani, Paul Dyer, Larbi Sadiki, Adel Abdel Ghafar, Sahar Khamis, Ranj Alaaldin, Dania Thafer, Faozi Al-Goidi