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Yossi Mekelberg

Yossi Mekelberg is professor of international relations at Regent’s University London, where he is head of the International Relations and Social Sciences Program. He is also an associate fellow of the MENA Program at Chatham House. He is a regular contributor to the international written and electronic media.

Twitter: @YMekelberg

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How Merkel missed a chance to be honest with Israel

History plays a major role in relations between states, sometimes in the background, on other occasions at the very forefront. It would be almost impossible to find two countries with a closer friendship than Germany and Israel, anchored in common interests but still fraught by history.

October 20, 2018

How a strong third force could rescue British politics

Cometh the autumn, cometh the conference season for the UK’s political parties. Members of Parliament abandon their cozy Westminster “village” to connect with their parties’ grassroots, rally the party faithful, and energize them for another eventful year in government or opposition.

September 29, 2018

How the downing of a Russian plane over Syria put Israel on probation

It was bound to happen at one point or another: a fatal incident in the skies above Syria that would lead to a crisis between Russia and Israel, resulting in restricted freedom of operation for the Israeli air force over its north-eastern neighbor.

September 22, 2018