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Social Media: Hotspots: Middle East

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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...


IA-Forum Interview: Professor Efraim Karsh
IA-Forum Interview: Professor Efraim Karsh
IA-Forum discusses current Middle East issues with Efraim Karsh, Professor and Head of the Mediterranean Studies Programme at King's College, University of London. By Bobby Bazemore. (IA-Forum, 03/2... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Maha Azzam-Nusseibeh
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Maha Azzam-Nusseibeh
International Affairs Forum discusses Islamic movements in the Middle East with Dr. Maha Azzam-Nusseibeh, Associate Fellow, Middle East Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs. By Dim... Read More...


IA Forum Interview: Hossein Aryan
IA Forum Interview: Hossein Aryan
International Affairs Forum discusses nuclear proliferation in Iran with Hossein Aryan, defense analyst and part time lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. By Vanessa Kortekaas. (IA-For... Read More...


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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) Read More...


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Putin’s Middle East Visit: Russia is Back
The author explains the reasoning behind Russia’s renewed interest in the Middle East and suggests how the US can work to maintain its status as the regional power. By Ariel Cohen. (Heritage Foundat... Read More...


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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) Read More...


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Europeans' chill deepens on US policy
The author confronts a growing problem for America's European allies: reconciling domestic opinion with unpopular foreign policy. By Robert Marquand (Christian Science Monitor, 2/23/2007). Read More...


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For Success in Iraq, US Forces Must Out-Innovate Insurgents
The author argues that US forces must adopt a bottom-up approach to tactical innovation in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing tactics of modern insurgents. By Guy Ben-Ari and Shawn Brimley. ... Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Assist. Prof. Colin Kahl
IA-Forum speaks with Assist. Prof. Colin Kahl about how the US is fighting the war in Iraq and improvements in the way it fights. By Stefan Daniels. (IA-Forum, 12/5/2006) Read More...


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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) Read More...


International Affairs Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
International Affairs Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA Forum speaks to Meir Javedanfar, Middle East analyst and co-author of the upcoming book 'The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the State of Iran' about the country's nuclear progra... Read More...


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Plans for a Post-‘Surge’ Iraq
Detailing a gradual disengagement plan for Iraq, post troop surge. By Steven N. Simon (Council on Foreign Relations, 02/09/2007) Read More...


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Will Israel Attack Iran-
Israel has maintained in the past that a nuclear-armed Iran is simply an unacceptable risk to Israeli national security concerns. But the reality is that Israel's options for dealing with Iran are sev... Read More...


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Iraq War Fuels Global Jihad
While many scholars and academics have paid credence to the rise in global jihad following the Iraq War, here the author draws two credible points: top American policymakers have little apprecia... Read More...


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Endangered Advisers
Author says the Iraq Study Group’s advice to increase the number of advisers while decreasing the number of combatants will lead to disaster. By Andrew Exum. (New York Times, 12/10/2006) Read More...


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Close the Bases
To stop the slide to civil war in Iraq, international mediators must negotiate directly with the Sunni insurgency that has been seeking talks with the US for three years; offer amnesty; roll back de-B... Read More...


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Intenational Affairs Forum Interview: Peter Beinart and Scott McConnell
Peter Beinart, editor-at-large of the New Republic and Scott McConnell, current editor of The American Conservative, discuss questions about the UN and US foreign policy. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 1... Read More...


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The Saddam Verdict and the Insurgency
The author explains how the death sentence of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein will serve to strengthen the Sunni insurgency in Iraq. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy... Read More...


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