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Walling Off Iraq: Israel's Imprint on U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrine
Details the similarities between American counter-insurgency techniques used in Iraq with those practiced by Isreal against Palestinian populations, particularly the use of barriers to separate differ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Christopher Preble, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, about Iraq and U.S. foreign policy issues. (IA-Forum, 08/29/2008) Read More...


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Power Hungry
Author argues that the administration in Tehran will have to markedly improve its relations with the West, especially the US - even to the point of full diplomatic relations. It will have no other cho... Read More...


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Ahmadinejad - Realistic Goals For Trip To Turkey
Author discusses Ahmadinejad’s visit to Turkey and presents that energy, not Iran's nuclear program, will be his priority. By Meir Javedanfar. (Middle East Analyst, (08/14/2008) Read More...


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Middle East Analyst
Middle East Analyst is a subsidiary of The Middle East Economic and Political Analysis Company (meepas). Its main goal is to analyse contemporary political and economic affairs of the region. Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Brian Katulis
IA-Forum Interview: Brian Katulis
IA-Forum speaks with Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, about U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq. (IA-Forum, 06/23/2008) Read More...


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The Iranian Roots of Hizbullah
Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli explores roots and evolution of Hizbullah. Exposing it's close ties with Iran and Syria. (MEMRI, 06/17/2008) Read More...


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Stop Looking for 'Moderate' Shiites and Address Interests.
Author argues for more pragmatic, comprehensive approach from Western powers to deal with Shiite majority Middle Eastern countries and their rising influence. By Parag Khanna. (World Politics Review, ... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum speaks with Meir Javedanfar, co-author of “The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and The State of Iran, ” about the implications of a nuclear-armed Iran. (IA-Forum, 05/27/2008) Read More...


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Would Syria Leave Iran?
Some Iranians are worried that news of Syrian-Israeli peace negotiations means that their staunchest ally is abandoning them. Not necessarily. The author looks at Iranian concerns and reactions in the... Read More...


The Final Tour
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) Read More...


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Middle East Report
International Affairs Forum presents its second special publication, a collection of essays and interviews with leading Middle East commentators covering the big issues in the region. A pdf version wi... Read More...


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Feuding Iraqi factions end closed-door peace talks in Finland
Report on three day peace conference between Iraqi factions. (AP, 04/28/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Michael Scheuer
IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Michael Scheuer about his new book, "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq", terrorism, and the Middle East. (IA-Forum, 03/21/2008) Read More...


Mubarak’s Awkward Posture
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) Read More...


Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations
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... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum discusses the Middel East peace conference in Annapolis with Meir Javedanfar, Persian Israeli Middle East Analyst and coauthor of “The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the S... Read More...


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The Petraeus-Crocker Report: An Assessment
The author highlights the latest progress made in Iraq as discussed in the recent testimonies by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker. However, the author also notes the numerous challenges that r... Read More...


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A Quieter Anbar Province Rebuilds
The author discusses the relative stability and progress made in the Anbar Province and gauges the viability of this model succeeding in other parts of Iraq. By Gordon Lubold. (Christian Science Mon... Read More...


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Returning to Cambodia
The author defends President Bush’s comparison of Vietnam to Iraq to demonstrate the dangerous effects of pulling American troops out of conflict zones too quickly. By Peter W. Rodman. (Brookings In... Read More...


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Iran’s Hostile Policies in Iraq
The author explains Iran’s goals in Iraq, details the Islamic Republic’s long history of political and military support for various groups within the Iraqi state, and finally gives several recommendat... Read More...


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The Levin-Reed Amendment on Iraq: Cut in the U.N. and Run
The authors discuss the recent proposal to begin a major pullout of US troops from Iraq and argue that this strategy would have catastrophic consequences for future stability and progress in Iraq, con... Read More...


Israelis, Palestinians must promote peace culture
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) Read More...


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What Went Wrong
Dennis Ross analyzes how mismatches between objectives and means stemming from faulty assumptions have caused the failures of US policy in the Middle East in the past decade. The US has not successfu... Read More...


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Unifying Iraq
Donald Horowitz makes the case that the consequences of US withdrawal from Iraq are worse than remaining. He calls for a serious debate on the options available to the US, and to leave aside the poli... Read More...


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Israel and Iran: From War of Words to Words of War?
Yossi Mekelberg analyzes the effects of Iran's seeking of nuclear capabilities on the relations between Iran and Israel. He notes that if a diplomatic solution fails, military action will cause more p... Read More...


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The ‘War on Terror’: Do the Rules Need Changing?
The author discusses the legal status of the "war on terror", and whether the law of armed conflict or law of human rights applies to it. He notes that it seems as though there has been a change in th... Read More...


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Accepting Realities in Iraq
Gareth Stansfield examines how the presence of regional factions in Iraq has given rise to multiple internal wars and power struggles since the 2003 invasion, exacerbating other problems that Iraq can... Read More...


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Dialogue Radio: #792 The Middle East: Making Peace Possible
Discussion with George Liston Seay and Aaron Miller, a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, on the current political situation between Israel and the Palestinians. They go on to discus... Read More...


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On Democracy in Iraq
The author describes the progress made by Shiite-led democratic forces, the need to support President Bush’s troop surge, and the dangers involved in a precipitous withdrawal of American forces from I... Read More...


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