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The New Arab Staff

Geoffrey Aronson


Aronson is a Washington DC-based analyst who writes widely on Middle East affairs and US policy in the region.

Feature: For those 15,000 souls in Azraq refugee camp, this is the end of the line. It is the last word in refugee care. But it is also a soulless, lifeless and hopeless place

13 March, 2015

Analysis: It is easy to lose sight of the fact that US officials do not see IS as an existential threat to America, and they remain confident that Washington will remain the unchallenged power in the Middle East.

20 February, 2015

Analysis: Sisi may have identified Hamas as a threat to his rule, but Egypt's moves in Gaza are also a pushback against Israel's strategy of divesting itself of an area still under its occupation.

14 February, 2015

Analysis: The region's old structures do not fit into the new Middle East. Nothing illustrates this better than forces like UNDOF and the MFO: created to observe ceasefires but now cast adrift by unspoken agreements or full-blown rebellions.

03 February, 2015

Analysis: There’s a new US coordinator, but the American-trained PSF’s role as ‘subcontractor’ to permanent occupation is now taken for granted. Cutting links with Israel’s security establishment is also an empty threat, however, that all have long stopped taking seriously.

27 January, 2015