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Salam Fayyad: The two-state solution needs action as well as words
Salam Fayyad discusses Netanyahu's speech on June 14. (The Independent, 06/14/09) Read More...


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Hezbollah: No Questions Asked
Hezbollah was defeated in the elections, but the issues of its armament, information and role are still not to be questioned until further notice. By Mshari Al-Zaydi (Asharq Alawsat, 06/13/2009) Read More...


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Lebanon's Elections: Reading The Signs
A peaceful election dissolves myths and rearranges the country’s political jigsaw. But the issue of Hizbollah’s weapons remains, says Hazem Saghieh. (Open Democracy, 06/12/2009) Read More...


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U.S.-Iranian Engagement: The View from Tehran
Mutual expressions of a desire for a new relationship aside, there are sound reasons for the two countries to turn the page. (Crisis Group, 06/02/2009) Read More...


President Barack Obama's Peace Plan for the Middle East?
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) Read More...


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Ahmadinejad Courts Diplomacy
Set to win next month’s elections, the Iranian president is pursuing a diplomatic breakthrough with Washington. By Kamal Nazer Yasin (ISN Security Watch, 05/20/2009) Read More...


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Turkey’s Identity and Strategy: A Game of Three-Dimensional Chess
In depth analysis of Turkey’s internal evolution, the related consequences for Ankara’s foreign and security policies, Turkey’s integration in the West, and possible alternative postures. By Zeyno Bar... Read More...


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Cyprus’s Last Best Chance
Cypriots must seize chance to build a healthy, reunited country that can make the most of its economic potential in the region, and play its part in world affairs. Written By Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carte... Read More...


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Gaza's Unfinished Business
If the underlying factors that precipitated the Gaza war are not addressed, Hamas and Israel could soon find themselves on the edge of another explosion. (International Crisis Group, 04/23/2009) Read More...


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Blitzkrieg On Gaza
Award-winning journalist, Gaza-born Mohammed Omer, uncovers the human stories behind the carnage in his homeland. (The Diplomat, March/April 2009) Read More...


Thirty Years to the First Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty
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) Read More...


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Obama Hones Iran Strategy
By discarding angry rhetoric and proceeding cautiously with negotiations, the US and Iran could discover substantial common interests. By Leonard S. Spector (Yale Global, 03/16/2009o) Read More...


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Fixing the Kingdom: Political Evolution and Socio-Economic Challenges in Bahrain
Wright’s study outlines the challenges facing the Bahraini regime and the program of liberalization that the current Emir has pursued in response to these challenges and internal political turmoil. Ri... Read More...


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Iraqi Refugees: Seeking Stability in Syria and Jordan
In collaboration with Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), CIRS has conducted a major study of the conditions and impact of the Iraqi refugee crisis in Sy... Read More...


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Bringing Syria In
The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, is being bombarded with successive visits by senior US congressmen, setting the scene for a new phase in relations between Damascus and Washington. (Economist, 2... Read More...


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Isolated, Iran offers to supply Europe with natural gas
Capitalizing on its strategic location and vast reserves, Iran seeks to develop its role as a supplier of natural gas to the EU. Many view Tehran's propositions as questionable due to Iran's limited e... Read More...


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One Region, Two States
The difficulties of a two-state solution are numerous, but it remains the only realistic and moral formula to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, writes Israeli President Shimon Peres. (Middle East ... Read More...


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Islamic Microfinance: An Emerging Market Niche
Islamic microfinance has the potential to expand access to finance to unprecedented levels throughout the Muslim world. At the same time, it has challenges. (CGAP, Aug, 2008) Read More...


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Iran: after the dawn
The Islamic Republic of Iran is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. The young people who have grown up under it are searching for ways to shape their country's next stage, says Nasrin Alavi. (Open... Read More...


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Blind in Gaza and Jerusalem
However tough things looked in the past, I have never felt such a sense of despair about Palestine and Israel, writes Chris Patten (Project Syndicate, 01/31/2009) Read More...


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The One-State Solution
A just and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians is possible, but it lies in the history of the people of this conflicted land, and not in the tired rhetoric of partition and two-state sol... Read More...


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Why Iran Seeks Nuclear Weapons
Mere talk of nuclear weapons serves as a shield for Tehran, writes Arch Roberts Jr. (YaleGlobal, 01/08/2009) Read More...


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Spy Games in Iran
Some say U.S. covert operations in Iran have been ill-coordinated and lack cohesion as a long-term strategy. They have undermined diplomacy and failed to put pressure on the regime. Still, the quest... Read More...


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CIA using missile strikes to `tickle' terrorists
CIA Director Michael Hayden says the agency is using military strikes to coax terrorists and insurgents into reacting in order to gather intelligence about how different groups respond. By Stephen Ma... Read More...


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Zawahiri Tries to Clear Name, Explain Strategy
“The Exoneration” and other written expositions by Al Qaida’s number 2 may be a signal that the organization is trying to salvage its diminishing public support by tying its operations and activities ... Read More...


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How to Leave a Stable Iraq
The situation in Iraq is improving. With the right strategy the United States will eventually be able to draw down troops without sacrificing stability. By Biddle, O'Hanlon & Pollack (Foreign Affairs,... Read More...


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Attacks in Yemen Reflect al-Qaeda’s Global Oil Strategy
Outlines Al Qaeda's evolving tactics of attacking Oil Infrastructure and the debate this has caused within Jihadi circles. (The Jamestown Foundation, 09/04/2008). Read More...


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It's the Oil, stupid!
US policy in Iraq comes close to a pronouncement that we invaded you so that we can control your country and have privileged access to your resources, writes Noam Chomsky. (Khaleej Times, 07/08/2008) Read More...


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Israel’s new diplomacy needs Palestinians’ new unity
The balance of talk and action in the Middle East has not swung from war making to peace making, but it is inching in that direction - testing the negotiating waters, writes Rami Khouri. (Jordan Times... 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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