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IAF Articles: Middle East/Caucasus: Middle East

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Iran-Israel Conflict: A Brief
Iran-Israel Conflict: A Brief

Timeline and analysis of the Iran-Israel conflict. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (04/19/2024)

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Challenges of Water Scarcity in the Middle East: The Burgeoning Trends
Challenges of Water Scarcity in the Middle East: The Burgeoning Trends

Analysis of water scarcity issues and potential water-related disputes in the Middle East. By Taha Ali. (02/13/2024)

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Timeline of escalations in the Middle East
Timeline of escalations in the Middle East

Timeline of escalations in the Middle East. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. 02/08/2024

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Facts and Fiction of the Underpinnings of the Taliban’s ‘Islamic Emirate’
Facts and Fiction of the Underpinnings of the Taliban’s ‘Islamic Emirate’

Essay explores the real underpinnings of the Taliban’s ideology as reflected in their governments’ policies and practices. By Naveen Khan. (01/23/2024)

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The Israel-Hamas War: Brief
The Israel-Hamas War: Brief

Overview/timeline of the Israeli/Hamas conflict. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (01/07/2024)

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China in the Middle East: Neo-colonialism or mutual benefit?
China in the Middle East: Neo-colonialism or mutual benefit?

Analysis of Chinese expansion in the Middle East and reactions to it. By Dunia Essam. (08/12/2023)

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Could Iran Become a Great Power Once Again?
Could Iran Become a Great Power Once Again?

An in-depth analysis of Iran, including its history, current status, and place in the international community.  By Giordani Dimitrov. (01/19/2022)

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Erdogan’s Masterplan: Decoding geopolitical impact of Erdogan’s foreign policy
Erdogan’s Masterplan: Decoding geopolitical impact of Erdogan’s foreign policy

Erdogan's policies and influence in Turkey, the region, and internationally.  By Anshika Singh. (09/02/2022)

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Interview with Noam Chomsky: Biden’s Middle East Trip Contains Echoes of Trump’s Policies
Interview with Noam Chomsky: Biden’s Middle East Trip Contains Echoes of Trump’s Policies

Noam Chomsky reflects on President Biden's current Middle East trip.  Interview by C.J. Polychronou.  (07/15/2022)

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Timeline of the JCPOA
Timeline of the JCPOA

Author examines a timeline of the JCPOA, how the nuclear deal came about, what happened to it during the Trump administration, and what is being done about it in the current Biden administration. B... Read More...



Public Transportation Uptake  in the Arab Region: Where are the  Private Car Deterrents?
Public Transportation Uptake in the Arab Region: Where are the Private Car Deterrents?

Examining the needs for the Arab region's 'Car Culture' needs to be curbed.  By Elliott J. Neal. (02/23/2022)

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Cultural Diplomacy of an Israeli Martial Art - Krav Maga: The Issue of Peace in the Middle East According to Itay Gil
Cultural Diplomacy of an Israeli Martial Art - Krav Maga: The Issue of Peace in the Middle East According to Itay Gil

Interview with Dr. Itay Gil, a distinguished member of the Israeli Special Forces who is also an internationally renowned expert in security / defense. By Jorge Marinho. (01/10/2022)

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The Second Intifada and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Second Intifada and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Paper examines the Second Intifada and its repercussions. By Yilin Wang. 02/19/2021

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The Riyadh Gulf Cooperation Council GCC January 5, 2021 Summit
The Riyadh Gulf Cooperation Council GCC January 5, 2021 Summit

Analyis of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summitt.  By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. 01/22/2021

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On the Failure of Soviet Foreign Policy in the Middle East
On the Failure of Soviet Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Paper provides a historical analysis of Soviet foreign policy in the Middle East.  By Anping Yang. (01/15/21)

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The G20 2020 Riyadh Summit
The G20 2020 Riyadh Summit

Paper analyzes the recent G20 2020 Riyadh Summit. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. 11/08/2020

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Perceiving Corruption
Perceiving Corruption

Rethinking accountability, revolution and challenging the status quo in Lebanon. By Marie-Christine Ghreichi. 10/17/2020

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Egyptian Policy Towards Terrorism from 2014 to 2019
Egyptian Policy Towards Terrorism from 2014 to 2019

Examines terrorism in Egypt and government policies to combat it.  By Fatma Tawfik. (04/12/2020)

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Foreign policy analysis on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from northern Syria in 2019
Foreign policy analysis on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from northern Syria in 2019

Paper outlines a foreign policy analysis on President Trump's decision to withdraw from northern Syria in 2019.  By Fatma Tawfik. (01/29/2020)

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Chad’s Tactical Alliance with Israel: Will Sudan follow?
Chad’s Tactical Alliance with Israel: Will Sudan follow?

Can relations between Sudan and Israel be restored?  An analysis and outlook.  By Eline Rosenhart. (03/19/2019)

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Why a Divided Syria is in Turkey’s Interest
Why a Divided Syria is in Turkey’s Interest

The PKK in Turkey, its history and future. By Tuna Tangör . (03/04/2019)

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The Syrian Civil War: Analysis of Recent Developments
The Syrian Civil War: Analysis of Recent Developments

Essay examines current situation in the Syrian Civil War. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (04/27/2018)

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RUSI - Syrian Returning Fighters
RUSI - Syrian Returning Fighters (02/20/2018)


Rehabilitating Vulnerable, Weak and Failing Economies
Rehabilitating Vulnerable, Weak and Failing Economies

Examination of revitalizing problematic economies in MENA countries By Nathir Haimoun. (07/26/2017)

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Far Greater Game in Syria: wide range of actors and perennial clash of interests
Far Greater Game in Syria: wide range of actors and perennial clash of interests

The conflict in Syria can be coined the 'Far Greater Game.' What does it mean for the involved parties?  By Otabek Akromov. (07/23/2017)

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Hamas Still Hamas
Hamas Still Hamas

An analysis of the state of Hamas, through interpreting the Document of General Principles and Policies issued by Hamas in 2017. By Prof. Mohammed Al-Azdee. (05/23/2017)

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IA Forum Interview: Nadia AlZeabot, Kuwait Oil Company
IA Forum Interview: Nadia AlZeabot, Kuwait Oil Company

Nadia AlZeabot (Kuwait Oil Company), session leader at this month's Association for Strategic Planning Annual ... Read More...



What Factors Have Perpetuated Instability in Yemen?
What Factors Have Perpetuated Instability in Yemen?

Parper examines destabilizing factors plaguing Yemen. By Austin Rock. (01/24/2017) 

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End of nuclear monopoly, Israeli dreams for regional hegemony?
End of nuclear monopoly, Israeli dreams for regional hegemony?

Would the rise of a nuclear Iran restore regional balance and hinder Israel’s hegemonic moves? By Arslan Ayan. (11/30/2016)

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A Safe Haven or Route for New Conflict
A Safe Haven or Route for New Conflict

Analyis of Safe Haven, an explicit favoring of one religion/ ethnic group against another in the face of atrocities committed by ISIS. By Mustafa Akhwand. (09/30/2016)

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