Foreign Policy

Academic Paper: The Prospects of Structural Transformations of Political Systems

By: Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay.[1] (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Introduction The concept of “authority” is one of the oldest concepts of sociology, especially political [...]

Political Analysis: The International Community and the Palestinian Question: A Future Outlook

By: Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay ⃰. Preface No theory of international relations still acknowledges the nation-state (Westphalian sovereignty) as the only way to understand [...]

Strategic Assessment (59): US Efforts to Revive the Peace Process and the Prospects for its Success

Summary: The US administration succeeded in reviving the peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis, after the Palestinian side has waived the precondition related [...]



Al-Zaytouna Centre conducts strategic and futuristic academic studies on the Arab and Muslim worlds. It focuses on the Palestinian issue and the conflict with Israel as well as related Palestinian, Arab, Islamic and international developments.

General Manager

Mohsen Moh’d Saleh, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Modern and Contemporary Arab History, the general manager of al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, editor-in-chief of the annual Palestinian Strategic Report, former head of Department of History and Civilization at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), and former executive manager of Middle East Studies Centre in Amman.
He was granted the Bait al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) award for Young Muslims Scholars in 1997 and the Excellent Teaching Award (College level), given by IIUM in 2002. Dr. Mohsen is the author of 13 books and some of his books were translated into several languages. He contributed chapters to seven books. He is the editor/ co-editor of more than 30 books. Dr. Mohsen is the editor of electronic daily “Palestine Today,” which has so far published more than 3,777 issues. He has published many articles in refereed scholarly journals and magazines. He presented papers at innumerable academic local and international conferences and seminars. He is a frequent commentator on current issues on broadcasting media.
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