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Barak Barfi
Barak Barfi

Barak Barfi is a research fellow at the New America Foundation, where he specializes in Arab and Islamic Affairs.

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Will Bibi's judges prioritise perks over principles?

16 February, 2018

Comment: Israeli PM Netanyahu's fate lies in the hands of avaricious coalition members, reluctant to cede their perks in the name of justice, writes Barak Barfi.

After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

13 December, 2017

Comment: If Yemen is to set itself on its feet again, its leader must address long-festering issues they have conveniently skirted in favour of placating patrons, writes Barak Barfi.

Ambitious bin Salman will face trial by fire

23 June, 2017

Comment: Both at home and abroad the challenges facing bin Salman will be huge. It is unlikely he will succeed where more experienced hands did not, writes Barak Barfi.

Qatar: A convenient scapegoat in a broken system

15 June, 2017

Comment: Qatar's policies, many of which were until recently mainstream in the Gulf, have led it to be hounded simply for not toeing the regional line, writes Barak Barfi.

Barak Barfi
Barak Barfi

Barak Barfi is a research fellow at the New America Foundation, where he specializes in Arab and Islamic Affairs.

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