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IAF Editorials: Middle East/Caucasus: Middle East

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Palestinian Terror is Not an Act of Fate
Palestinian Terror is Not an Act of Fate

To makes strides towards peace, Israelis and Palestinians must find balance and acceptance of their respective narratives. By Dr. Alexander Loengaro. (09/19/2023)

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The one-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict boils down to institutionalizing the status quo. Only a two-state solution is desirable.
The one-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict boils down to institutionalizing the status quo. Only a two-state solution is desirable.

Rather than choosing the one-state solution out of pragmatism and leaving Palestinians to a miserable fate, the international community should carry working on the two-state solution. By Adrien Dan... Read More...



Iran-Saudi Peace Deal: Opportunities for Pakistan
Iran-Saudi Peace Deal: Opportunities for Pakistan

The Iran-Saudi rapprochement may provide Pakistan with numerous opportunities.  How so? By Maria Mansab. (04/11/2023)

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Reconsidering the Middle East: The Fate of Generation 1979 and Another Hiatus
Reconsidering the Middle East: The Fate of Generation 1979 and Another Hiatus

‘Generation 1979’ and its influnce on the Middle East's political and social landscape. By Saaq Iqbal. (04/06/2023)

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The Abraham Accords and New Tensions Between the Maghreb Rivals
The Abraham Accords and New Tensions Between the Maghreb Rivals

Algeria and Morocco seek to impose their regional agenda to evolve into a dominant power in the Maghreb. By Walid Blila. (04/03/2023)

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A Sandstorm is Imminent in the Arab World
A Sandstorm is Imminent in the Arab World

A political sandstorm is imminent in the Arab World, and it is bringing unification, sought-out alliances, reestablishment of ties, and a call to greater peace with it. By Muhammad Abdullah Hamid. ... Read More...



Erdogan’s War? Analysing Turkish Motivations for Possible Syrian Invasion
Erdogan’s War? Analysing Turkish Motivations for Possible Syrian Invasion

What are the possibilities for Turkish invasion of Syria? By Nivan Bagchi. (01/18/2022)

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Revolutions Reversed
Revolutions Reversed

Reflecting on the Arab Sprint and its impacts. By Damilare Oyebobola. (01/02/2023)

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Will Iran’s Women-led Counter-Revolution Succeed?
Will Iran’s Women-led Counter-Revolution Succeed?

What are the challenges for the women-led protests in Iran?  By Naad-e-Ali Sulehria. (11/29/2022)

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The Personal Dimension in Saudi-U.S. Relations
The Personal Dimension in Saudi-U.S. Relations

Relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States are largely set by the respective  leaders and the nature of the relationship between them. By Dr. Moran Zaga and Kobby Barda. (10/31/2022)

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It’s Time to Reprimand Iran
It’s Time to Reprimand Iran

Author argues Iran’s human rights violations need to be condemned and international pressure should increase for reform. By Jenna Dauria. (10/27/2022)

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The Long Arm of Despotism Reaches Inside Western Liberal Democracies
The Long Arm of Despotism Reaches Inside Western Liberal Democracies

Dependencies and other mechanisms enable despotic regimes to affect human rights in the rest of the world. By Andreas V Georgiou. (07/26/2022)

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A Static Strategy in a Dynamic World: Expect Israel to Mow the Grass Again
A Static Strategy in a Dynamic World: Expect Israel to Mow the Grass Again

Israel's strategy in Gaza and its implications. By Albin Touma. (07/08/2021)

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Oman Protests: Larger Implications of Structural Economic Changes and Political Crisis in the Gulf
Oman Protests: Larger Implications of Structural Economic Changes and Political Crisis in the Gulf

What do the protests in Oman say about the state of the Middle East? By Falit Sijariya. (06/19/2021)

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The Syrian Elections: Like Father, Like Son
The Syrian Elections: Like Father, Like Son

Examining Bashar al-Assad's election and its ramifications.  By Omar S. Abdellatif. (06/17/2021)

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The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: What Next?
The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: What Next?

What are the implications from the recent Palestinian-Israeli conflict? By Dr. Sohail Mahmood.  (05/17/2021) 

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Why The Jordanian Dinar being Pegged To The U.S Dollar Is A Smart Idea
Why The Jordanian Dinar being Pegged To The U.S Dollar Is A Smart Idea

Jordan faces increasing unemployment rates and diminished foreign investment.  Pegging the Jordanian Dinar to the U.S. Dollar could help.  By Sara Alghanmeh. (12/01/2020)

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The Untapped Resource In The MENA Region
The Untapped Resource In The MENA Region

Author analyzes the current situation for women in the MENA region, focusing on women's employment gap, and suggests ways to empower women both in the workplace and politics.  By Fati... Read More...



After four months of Hariri’s stepdown, Lebanon's Revolution: A Revolution of Counter-Productivity
After four months of Hariri’s stepdown, Lebanon's Revolution: A Revolution of Counter-Productivity

What have been the real impacts of the Lebanese revolutionary movement?  By Omar S. Abdellatif. (06/09/2020)

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Soleimani’s assassination triggers US-Iran standoff
Soleimani’s assassination triggers US-Iran standoff

A precarious situation in the Middle East between the United States and Iran. By Malik Ayub Sumba. (01/07/2020)

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“Transparent war” against ghosts of war
“Transparent war” against ghosts of war

War and the battle of disinformation in the Syrian conflict.  By Theodor Zima. (10/18/2019)

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It is Time for A Gulf Area Peace Conference
It is Time for A Gulf Area Peace Conference

Recent events in the Middle East are a call for a Persian Gulf area peace conference to happen soon.  By Jack Pearce. (09/17/2019)

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Making a Meal out of a Mess
Making a Meal out of a Mess

The U.S. ended participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and then tried to cut off Iran’s access to the international oil market.  So, what's the next step to fix the s... Read More...



Zarif’s Sudden Resignation
Zarif’s Sudden Resignation

The beginning of the militarization of Iranian diplomacy?  By Bakhtyar Aljaf. (03/06/2019)

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Maybe What Saudi Arabia Needs is a Royal Buyout
Maybe What Saudi Arabia Needs is a Royal Buyout

Would a buyout of the Royal Family benefit Saudi Arabia? By Jack Pearce. (04/25/2018)

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


Change and Violence in Saudi Arabia
Change and Violence in Saudi Arabia

In view of Saudi Arabia's recent economic and ideological actions, what does the future hold in store for The Kingdom?.  By Nathir Haimoun. (01/24/2018)

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The Fallout pf President Trump’s Decision
The Fallout pf President Trump’s Decision

What are the ramificaitons of President Trump's to recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (12/11/2017)

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Trump’s Iran Policy Only Hurts the US
Trump’s Iran Policy Only Hurts the US

The dangers in decertifying the Iranian deal.  By Shannon Tawoos. (10/16/2017)

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Will BRICS Build the New Syria?
Will BRICS Build the New Syria?

Will BRICS be the funding source for reconstructing Syria? By Elio Azar. (08/25/2017)

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