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for the Middle East/Caucasus/Middle East Region

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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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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...


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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. (IA-Forum, 05/15... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Prof. David Chandler
IA-Forum Interview: Prof. David Chandler
IA-Forum speaks with Prof. David Chandler about Western interventions in the name of promoting democracy. By Katharine Slocombe (IA-Forum, 03/17/2008) Read More...


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If They Don't Fool You They Can't Defeat You
Author presents argument that radical Middle East groups are using illusionary tactics towards the West. By Barry Rubin. (GLORIA Center, 03/10/2008) Read More...


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Fatah Falls Apart?
Author argues that rather than uniting in the face of the Hamas challenge and of gaining support from the West Bank's people, Fatah seems to be collapsing. By Barry Rubin. (GLORIA Center, 02/18/2008... Read More...


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Radical Discord Over Lebanon
Author discusses potential trends in the Middle East in the aftermath of the assassination of Imad Mugniyah. By Barry Rubin. (GLORIA Center, 02/18/2008) 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 Iran-Hamas Alliance
The author describes the evolution of the Iran-Hamas partnership and Iranian aspirations for regional hegemony. By Meyrav Wurmser. (Hudson Institute, 10/4/2007) Read More...


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Interview with Richard Perle
Interview with Richard Perle who reflects on US policy, international affairs, and the current Bush administration. By Barak M. Seener, The Henry Jackson Society) 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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Jordanian Islamists and Municipal Elections: Confirmation of a Problematic Trend?
The author discusses the recent municipal elections in Jordan and how the country thus far has resisted the regional pressures and trend toward Islamist politics. By David Schenker. (Washington Inst... Read More...


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A Strategy for Comprehensive Peace in Sudan
The author explains the need to adopt a more balanced and holistic approach to achieving peace in Darfur and throughout Sudan. Recommendations are then provided to the Sudanese government, the Africa... 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...


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Caracastan
The author discusses the recent trip of Hugo Chavez to Iran, Iran’s increased role in Latin America, and the efforts of the Venezuelan President to use the assistance of the Islamic Republic to increa... 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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Will Turkey Have an Islamist President?
The author argues that while there is a high likelihood of Islamists gaining increased power in the upcoming Turkish parliamentary elections, there is little chance of military intervention to topple ... 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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A 'Two-State Solution,' Palestinian-Style
The author describes the developing Palestinian civil war, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' decision to pull out from Gaza and consolidate Fatah's control in the West Bank, and its ramif... Read More...


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Dangerous Illusions: Peace-Processing Our Way to Disaster
The author describes the growing threat of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East, particularly regarding the continued hostility of Hamas, the increased radicalization of Fatah, and dangerous Iran... 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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The Dems’ Dirty Game in the Middle East
The author outlines the Democratic Party strategy of delegitimizing the Bush administration and argues that it has dangerous implications in the Middle East, specifically advocating withdrawal from Ir... Read More...


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