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Omar Rahman

Omar H. Rahman is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, where he is writing a book on Palestinian fragmentation in the post-Oslo era. Rahman is a writer, analyst, and multimedia journalist specializing in Middle East politics and American foreign policy. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Lawfare, PBS NewsHour, VICE, Quartz, The National, Al Jazeera English, and World Politics Review, among others.

Latest Articles

How the Cancelation of Elections Leaves Palestinians with Nowhere to Turn

The fighting in Gaza dominated the headlines and eclipsed a development in Palestinian geopolitics with far more serious implications for regional security. Eleven days before the outbreak of the latest Israel-Hamas war, Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas canceled legislative and presidential elections, dashing hopes that the 14-year-old Palestinian civil war would come to an end anytime soon.

Democratic Accountability, Democratization, and Elections