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Who Will Govern Gaza? Lessons From the U.N.'s 1957 Experiment

Feb. 8, 2024. "As negotiations toward a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas stall yet again, a key question looms: who will govern Gaza 'the day after' the fighting stops?" writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in a recent article in Just Security.

Thursday, February 8, 2024


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Dalia Dassa Kaye on US Strikes in Iraq and Syria

February 5, 2024. "The U.S. is now engaged in two fronts directly...Every day this war continues it heightens the risk for further escalation."

Tuesday, February 6, 2024


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Dalia Dassa Kaye on Blinken and the Middle East

February 5, 2024. "There are still attempts to get a breakthrough... There is a real need to halt this fighting."

Tuesday, February 6, 2024


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Only the Middle East Can Fix the Middle East: The Path to a Post-American Regional Order

Feb. 1, 2024. "But waiting for the United States to take the lead in effectively managing Gaza and delivering a lasting Middle East peace would be like waiting for Godot: current regional and global dynamics simply make it too difficult for Washington to play that dominant role," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in a recent Foreign Affairs article.

Monday, February 5, 2024


No obligation to protect Americans abroad?

Nov 1, 2023. Speaking to The Guardian about law suits being filed by Palestinian Americans against the State Department for failure to repatriate faimily members from Gaza, Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala commented, “There really is no legal obligation to protect or repatriate American citizens. Under international law, countries always have the right, but not necessarily the duty to protect.” But, he said, they have political and moral incentives to do so. “That is a key reason we have embassies and consular officials posted around the world.”

Thursday, November 2, 2023


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Blinken says he will work with China's Wang Yi to rein in Mideast tensions

Oct. 24, 2023. "That might be a basis for some common ground, even if China likely sees some benefits to the hit the United States is taking in the region among its Arab partners," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in a recent Reuters article.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023


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Pro-Palestinian protests continue across the Middle East

Oct. 21, 2023. Dalia Dassa Kaye, Senior Fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center, speaks to CNN's Isa Soares on the risk of a regional spillover of Israel's war with Hamas in a recent interview.

Saturday, October 21, 2023


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Will the War in Gaza Ignite the Middle East?

Oct. 19, 2023. "At the start of the Israel-Hamas war, key actors took positions that quelled concerns about regional escalation...Now, some of the barriers to outright Israeli-Iranian conflict may be crumbling," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in a recent Foreign Affairs article.

Thursday, October 19, 2023


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For L.A.'s Jewish security forces, Israel attack was a call to arms

Oct. 12, 2023. " 'We're seeing an uptick online with rhetoric' against both Jews and Muslims...'It makes everybody antsy across the board,' " says Burkle Center Senior Fellow Haroon Azar in a recent LA Times article.

Thursday, October 12, 2023


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UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala and Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye attend Helsinki Security Forum 2023

Oct. 2, 2023. UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala and UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye attended the Helsinki Security Forum 2023, which brings together decision-makers and experts of the international security policy community to discuss pressing security issues.

Monday, October 2, 2023


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Chatham House urges Middle East to build regional co-operation forum

Sept. 25, 2023. A National News article highlights a recent paper that UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye co-authored. The paper hopes " 'to demonstrate why the political will necessary to implement these ideas is so critical and why the time for regional leaders to meet this moment is now.' "

Monday, September 25, 2023


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Sr. Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye: How normalized relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel could change the Middle East

Sept. 5, 2023. "Normalization is, of course, positive, and the U.S. should welcome it. But as the piece setup suggested, it will be a high price and mostly paid from Washington," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in a recent interview addressing Middle East peace on PBS News Hour.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023


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The Case Against an Israeli-Saudi Deal: America Shouldn't Push for a Hollow Accord

Aug. 17, 2023. "Israel and Saudi Arabia have quietly expanded ties in recent years, but a formal agreement would significantly boost Israel's long-standing goal to achieve full acceptance in the Arab world and unleash new economic potential in the region. The reported contours of this deal, however, suggest that it would not genuinely advance peace in the Middle East," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in a recent Foreign Affairs article.

Thursday, August 17, 2023


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Armenians face genocide in Azerbaijan, former International Criminal Court prosecutor warns

Aug. 9, 2023. Luis Moreno Ocampo, the speaker for the 2022-23 Brodie Lecture and first Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, "warned that Azerbaijan is preparing genocide against ethnic Armenians in its Nagorno-Karabakh region and called for the U.N. Security Council to bring the matter before the international tribunal" says a recent Washington Post article.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023


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Why the UN Still Matters: Great-Power Competition Makes It More Relevant—Not Less

June 7, 2023. "Contrary to the conventional wisdom that the Cold War rendered the UN impotent, the postwar Security Council was in fact surprisingly active," says UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in a recent Foreign Affairs article.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023


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