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  • War in the Middle East

    On 7 October 2023, Hamas launched massive attacks on Israel, resulting in the massacre of over 1,200 civilians. Since then, Israel has been waging a war against Hamas that has cost the lives of tens of thousands of Palestinians and caused more than 1.7 million internally displaced persons as well as a disastrous humanitarian situation. The conflict has been escalating regionally and internationally, and the consequences are unforeseeable. What are the backgrounds, scenarios and policy options?

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  • Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

    The German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) advises the German Bundestag and the German government as well as international organisations on questions concerning foreign and security policy.