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Lessons from Incipient Civic Movements in the Broader Middle East

Authors introduce analytical framework of 'incipient societies' to shed light on the so-called “Arab Spring”. It provides recommendations and suggestions, as well as areas of future consideration. By Nicholas A. Heras and Christos Kyrou Ph.D.
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Islamic State takes advantage of cash economies in Iraq and Syria

How has ISIS leveraged cash economies in Iraq and Syria?  How can be done?  By Rami Ayyub.  (Global Risk Insights, 10/17/2014)

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The American Withdrawal from Iraq: The Debate

Politicians point fingers about United States involvement and miscues in Iraq.  Who's to blame?  By Dr. Erik Lindell. (09/18/2014)

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Chaos in Iraq: Are the Kurds Truly Set to Win?

Artcle discusses scenarios and ramiffications for possible Kurdish independence. By Winston Harris. (Small Arms Journal, 08/28/2014)

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Other Side of the Coin

Definding Israel's actions in Gaza.  By Kashi N Pandita

 

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What Iran Wins by Fighting in Syria

Is Islamic Republic of Iran the greatest loser in the Syria conflict...or not?   By Mohammed Nuruzzaman (04/29/2014)

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Gulf Arab Monarchs and the Unfinished Arab Spring

Analysis of Saudi and Qatari actions related to the Arab Spring and recent developments stemming from it.  By: Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman.  (03/26/2014)

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Interview with Winston Harris: The Syrian Kurds Situation

Analyst Winston Harris provides insight about the Syrian Kurds, their current situation, and prospects for the future. (03/04/2014)

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Why the Syrian Conflict Defies Political Solutions

The Syrian War presents a myriad of actors and intererest, making a peaceful solution difficult.  By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman.  (03/04/2014)

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The Foreign & Local Factions in the Syrian Conflict

Analysis of the factions involved in the Syrian Civil War.  By Mohammed Salama. (03/08/2014)

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Iranian Nuclear Deal: Implications

What are the implications of the Iranian nuclear deal not only within the Middle East but internationally. By Dr. Kashi N. Pandita (01/16/2014)

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Cold War Tactics in the Syrian Crisis

Have US/Russia Cold War tactics returnsd? Essay argues that Russia has had two Cold War pressing tactics against the US during the Syrian crisis: Nuclear Power, and Replacing America. By Prof. Mohammed Al-Azdee. (12/20/2013)

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U.S. Policy on Syria from the Perspective of Refugee Security and Regional Stability

What does the Syrian confict mean for its refugees and regional stability? By Dr. Christos Kyrou. (09/20/2012)
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Is the Implementation of the Greater Middle East Project Temporarily Frozen?

Has the Greater Middle East Project become unmanageble? Is there hope to save it? Author discusses in this paper. By Evgenia Tairyan. (05/10/2012)
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IA Forum Interview: Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer

IA Forum speaks with Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimber (American Univ.) about U.S. policy response to the Arab Spring and a look ahead at post-Arab Spring relations. (02/17/2012)
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EDITORIALS
How to Pull Turkey into the Anti-ISIL Coalition

Turkey has been pressured by the West to join the coalition against ISIS. Now that the elections are over and its hostages have been freed, it might just happen.  By Murat Ulgul.  (first appeared in Turkey Agenda, 09/26/2014)

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'Moral blackmail' still stifles debate on Israel

Accusations of anti-Semitism against those who criticise Israel aim to curb debate on its crimes against Palestinians. By Abukar Arman (first appeared in Al Jazeera). (08/16/2014)

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I Stand for Humanity

The author calls on the American Jewsih community to take another look at the Palestinian humanitarian crisis. By Rebecca Harris. (08/11/2014)

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US Policy Options for Iraq and the ISIS Threat

Recent development in Iraq leave the US in a precarious place.  What are its options? By Andrew Kelly.  (07/04/2014)

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The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests

Is Baghdad next on the path of ISIS? By Lefteri John Christodulelis. (06/24/2014)

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Iran Nuclear Deal: On the way to political transformations or united for the political game?

What are the hopes for the Iran nuclear deal? By Serine Ayriyan. (12/15/2013)

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Holes and Corners

What's the status on Muslim Brotherhood's activities in the UK and Egypt? By Mohammed Salama. (11/26/2013)

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Not (Only) Assad’s Fault: The Military Effect in Syria

Would removing Assad actually change to the plight of Syria? By Ore Koren. (04/08/2013)
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How Do Muslims Think?

Freedom of thought and expression key points to examine the anti-American protests. By Magdy Aziz Tobia. (09/26/2012)
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The Shi’a Precedent - A Focus on Iran in Syria

How does Iran play into the Syrian conflict? By Landon Shroder. (09/19/2012)
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Syria and the Arab Uprisings: A Special Case

How do Russia, China and their allies in the Middle East (most notably Iran) play into the Syria and Arab uprising equation? By Yasir Kuoti. (08/21/2012)
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The Road to Damascus from Baghdad

Insider's view from Baghdad about the struggle for Syria and its implications. By Landon Shroder. (08/15/2012)
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All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance: Admit Palestine to the UN

What are the implications of Palestine not being in the UN? What would it achieve? By Paul Parker. (05/21/2012)
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Barack Obama: In search of the Jeffersonian legacy?

Author presents argument that Barack Obama's recent speech in the Middle East signals a step toward Jeffersonian policy. By Michalis Orfanos. (06/05/2011)
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Obama’s speech, Obama’s sorrows

Author analyzes President Obama's recent speech about the Middle East and its meanings. By Dmitri Titoff. (05/25/2011)
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The Islamic Revolution That Won’t

Author provides comparision between the 1979 Iranian revolution and the recent Egyptian revolution. By Nathaniel Markowitz. (05/04/2011)
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The Second Move in the 2011 Genocide Obfuscation Gambit?

Article, critical of Turkish politics that counter any success Armenians have achieved in their quest for recognition of the Turkish genocide of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915. By David Davidian. (03/10/2011)
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Is There a Peaceful Solution to the Israeli/Palestinian Issue?

A review of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict proposal toward acheiving peace. By Bharat Vasudevan. (02/16/2011)
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Benjamin Netanyahu Speech: An Analysis

Author analyzes Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on the peace process on June 14 at Bar Ilan University, calling it innovative. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum. (06/19/2009)
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President Barack Obama's Peace Plan for the Middle East?

Author explores U.S. peace plan for the Middle East and discusses means for positive U.S. foreign policy there. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum. (05/25/2009)
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Thirty Years to the First Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty

On the anniversary of the Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979, a reflection on its significance and influence. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum (03/26/2009)
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The Final Tour

Author reflects on President Bush's visit to the Middle East and US policy there. By Alexander Jackson. (IA-Forum, 05/20/2008)
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Mubarak’s Awkward Posture

Discusses Mubarak's uncomfortable position between Egypt's obligations to the US and increasing pressure at home. By Rafael Broch. (IA-Forum, 03/20/2008)
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Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations

Selling arms simultaneously to Saudi-Arabia and Israel is hardly new in America's foreign policy. But critics of this White House wonder how this new plan can be squared with the "Bush Doctrine". By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (12/28/2007)
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Israelis, Palestinians must promote peace culture

Reflects on Palestinian internal strife and repercussions around the world. By Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer. (7/1/2007, first published in Newsday)
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Humanitarian Space in Iraq?

Argues for increased international action to address the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. By S.R. Brophy. (IA-Forum, 03/11/2007)
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Deadline Approaching for Iranian Compliance with UN Resolution

Analysis and commentary surrounding the deadline for Iranian compliance with United Nations (UN) Resolution 1737. By Stephanie Brophy. (IA-Forum, 02/07/2007)
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Iraqization - Not Democratization

Analysis of the Iraq conflict and call to reinspect democratization policy efforts. By Alan Hootnick. (2/5/2007)
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Unilateral Folly

Author critiques Prime Minister Olmert's convergence plan. By Samuel Hyman. (IA-Forum, 09/01/2006)
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Israel: Weakness in Strength

As unlikely as Israel will take its foreign policy cues from Jesus via Pope John Paul II, the unrealistic hope for peace might well lie in the application of unrealistic policies. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (IA-Forum, 08/10/2006)
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