Picks of the week, 29 December-4 January

Bel Trew, ‘A Ground Invasion of the Capital Is Imminent’Foreign Policy, 29 December.
Raphael Magarik, How I know BDS will win, and I will lose, Haaretz, 29 December 2014.
Karl Morand and Sam Heller, Jabhat al-Nusrah: Infighting & Evolving Strategy, Middle East Week Podcast, 29 December 2014.
Shadi Hamid and Will McCants, John Kerry won’t call the Islamic State by its name anymore. Why that’s not a good idea., The Washington Post, 29 December 2014.
Amira Hass, Palestinians will outnumber Israeli Jews in 2016 – report, Haaretz, 29 December 2014.
Whitney Shefte. Could war come back to Western Sahara? Some of Algeria’s Sahrawi refugees think so., The Washington Post, 31 December 2014.
Dina Ezzat, Egypt cautiously steps into Syria and Libya morass, Ahram Online, 31 December 2014.
Joyce Karam, ISIS in 2015: All eyes on Mosul, Al Arabiya, 1 January 2015.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Middle East in 2015: What to Watch, 29 December 2014.
Joseph Bahout, Russia and Iran Step Into Syria’s Diplomatic Vacuum, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 30 December 2014.
David Bosco, UPDATE: What to know about Palestine joining the International Criminal Court, Points of Order, 31 December 2014.
Khairallah Khairallah, Yemen at the end of 2014, Al Arabiya, 31 December 2014.
Anne Barnard, Vanguard of Syria’s Uprising, Now on the Run From ISIS, Weighs a Bleak Future, The New York Times, 1 January 2015.
Andrew Critchlow, Saudi Arabia bets its future on ‘Berlin or Bust’ oil strategy, The Telegraph, 2 January 2014.

Ramallah
Ramallah: Palestinians living in Israel and the Occupied Territories will outnumber Israeli Jews by 2016 (via Haaretz)

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