International Relations

Panel Discussion: Determinants of US Policy towards the Gaza War and Its Future Trajectories

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  • Date: 27/3/2024
  • Sessions: One session
  • Virtual live Discussion

Political Analysis: Fatah, Hamas, and the Question of Reality Disconnect

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. A notable aspect of the Fatah statement, issued on 15/3/2024, and distributed by the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA), is [...]

Political Analysis: The US Pier in Gaza and the “Brutal Humanity”

By: Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. On 7/3/2024, President Biden announced that the US will “establish a temporary pier in the Mediterranean on the coast [...]

Political Opinion: The Effectiveness of Chinese Diplomacy in Achieving Justice for the Palestine Issue

By: Alaa al-Deek [*]. (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). The Palestinian-Chinese relationship was forged following the Bandung Conference in 1955, which upheld principles of peaceful coexistence [...]

Academic Paper: Transformations in International Public Opinion and Operation al-Aqsa Flood

By: Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay.[1] (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Introduction Media in its various forms (written, audio and visual), both traditional and contemporary, constitutes [...]

Panel Discussion: Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, the Israeli Aggression on Gaza Strip and Potential Ramifications

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  • Date: 8/11/2023
  • Sessions: Two sessions

Political Insights (2): The Chinese Position on the Israeli War on Gaza

By: Dr. Mohammad Makram Balawi.[*] (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Developed Chinese-Israeli Relations... However: China’s diplomatic relations with Israel began in 1992. Beijing has believed that [...]

Academic Paper: The Prospects of Iranian-Saudi Relations

By: Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay.[1] (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Introduction The year 1979 was a major turning point in the Middle East, when strategic [...]

Academic Paper: Do US Sanctions on Russia Contribute to Moving Away from the SWIFT System? (Arabic)

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations has published an Arabic academic paper entitled “Do US Sanctions on Russia Contribute to Moving Away from the SWIFT [...]

Academic Paper: The Black Swan Variable in the Future of the US-Israeli Relationship

By: Prof. Dr. Walid ‘Abd al-Hay.[1] (Exclusively for al-Zaytouna Centre). Introduction The black swan events in futures studies involve similar connotations with the terms high [...]



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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