Omar Shaban

Omar Shaban

Omar Shaban is the Founder and Director of the Gaza-based PalThink for Strategic Studies an independent think tank with no political affiliation. He is an analyst of the political-economy of the Middle East and is a regular writer and commentator for the Arab and international media. Omar is a founder of Palestinian groups for Amnesty International, the deputy head of the board of Asala, an association promoting microfinance for women, and a member of the Institute of Good Governance.
New Release: Gaza Possible Outcomes of Egypt, Hamas, and Dahlan Talks
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New Release: Gaza Possible Outcomes of Egypt, Hamas, and Dahlan Talks

(Note: The paper was translated from an Arabic version published by ARI in September 2017.) The latest talks between Egypt,…
Are the Palestinians Ready for Independence?
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Are the Palestinians Ready for Independence?

By: Omar Shaban  The current Palestinian leadership does not appear ready for sudden independence. Despite the push for Palestinian statehood,…
Egypt and Hamas—Cooperation in the Works? – By Omar Shaban
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Egypt and Hamas—Cooperation in the Works? – By Omar Shaban

By: Omar Shaban  Egypt, which enjoys friendly relations with both the Palestinian Authority and Israel, understands that it must normalize…
New Gaza War Inevitable without International Action
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New Gaza War Inevitable without International Action

By: Omar Shaban  With the exception of the extremely slow reconstruction process of what was destroyed during the last Israel-Gaza…
The Palestinian Municipal Election should include Gaza as well – By Omar Shaban
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The Palestinian Municipal Election should include Gaza as well – By Omar Shaban

By: Omar Shaban The Palestinian national consensus government decided to hold Palestinian municipal elections in October  2016 in the west…
EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion – No44 – 17 March 2016, Omar Shaban
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EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion – No44 – 17 March 2016, Omar Shaban

Omar Shaban Founder and Director PalThink for Strategic Studies, Gaza It is clear that today’s world is less secure than…
Russia is officially in the region: A new Order has just begun
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Russia is officially in the region: A new Order has just begun

By: Fadi Elhusseini Since the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, Russia has limited itself to its traditional role of providing…
What it means to cancel Oslo, By: Omar Shaban
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What it means to cancel Oslo, By: Omar Shaban

By: Omar Shaban  Palestinians continue to demand the cancellation of the Oslo Accords signed in 1993 between the Palestine Liberation…
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