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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus: Middle East

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Turkey Searches its Secular Soul
The author discusses the recent parliamentary vote that supported an Islamist candidate to become the country’s next president, the subsequent protests from the population, and the delicate balance be... 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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Restarting Israeli-Syrian Negotiations
The author explains the current opportunity for peace negotiations between Israel and Syria and argues that the conclusion of a peace treaty would have positive regional effects, influencing Hamas, He... Read More...

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The Status of Iraq: An Update
The author discusses the mixed results of President Bush’s surge of US troops into Baghdad, aimed at stabilizing the Iraqi capital. By Jason H. Campbell and Michael E. O’Hanlon. (Brookings Instituti... 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...

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As Palestinians Come Together, What Is Next for US-Israeli Cooperation?
The author examines the prospects for US-Israeli cooperation following the formation of a Palestinian unity government. Additionally, the author argues that given the weak standing of Olmert and the ... Read More...

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Enabling Kurdish Illusions
The author argues that a federal system in Iraq based on sectarian differences will be ineffective. The author also suggests that the US needs to pressure Massoud Barzani and the Kurdistan Regional G... 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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A Deadly Stumbling Block Named PKK
The authors argue that European indifference and inaction in eliminating and fighting the PKK presence in Europe has served to push Turkish public opinion to oppose entry into the EU and seek closer r... Read More...

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Saudi Arabia’s Own Iraq Nightmare
The author describes Saudi Arabian interests in Iraq, its competition with Iran for regional influence, and the possibility of the Gulf kingdom funding Sunni insurgents groups in Iraq. In order to en... Read More...

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The Mecca Accord (Part 1): The Victory of Unity over Progress
The author examines the recent power-sharing agreement between Fatah and Hamas and argues that while significant progress towards national unity may have been made, the accord does little to advance t... Read More...

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Is Lebanon Headed toward Another Civil War?
The author discusses the prospects for increased sectarian violence versus conciliation and cooperation in Lebanon. By David Schenker and Andrew Exum. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1/2... Read More...

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Rice Is Thinking Big, But Will It Work?
The author examines the current prospects for progress towards peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and dispels several popular perceptions regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict. By David Makovsky... Read More...

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A Skeptic’s Case for the Surge
The author rejects the position that opposes the surge of US troops into Baghdad and argues why Congress should support President Bush’s new Iraq policy. By Michael O’Hanlon. (Brookings Institution,... Read More...

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Abbas: Aim guns against occupation
During his speech marking the 42nd anniversary of the founding of Fatah, Palestinian Authority Chariman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) proved that Fatah's violent agenda did not die with the death of Yasse... Read More...

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Key Trends to Watch in Iraq
The author identifies some of the important variables in Iraq that will affect the future of the country and the effectiveness of US strategies. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East... Read More...

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Arab Politics: Back to Futility
In the ongoing soap opera that is the Middle East, failed national strategies are once again rearing their head. In this piece, the author illuminates the striking parallels between the Arab national... 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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Assad’s Olive Branch Can Bear No Fruit
The author explains why a potential Israeli-Syrian peace treaty and return of the Golan Heights to Syria is neither probable nor desirable given the current realities in both Syria and throughout the ... Read More...

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Time Is Running Out
The author discusses the threat emanating from Iran and discusses a variety of policy options that the US should pursue in response. By Patrick Clawson. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, J... Read More...

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Forget the Domino Theories
The author rejects the notion that different issues throughout the Middle East are linked together. By Robert Satloff. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 12/19/2006) Read More...

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Don’t Get Sectarian
Albright says the Bush administration should make clear to Muslims in the Middle East that America will not take sides in the Sunni-Shiite split. By Madeleine Albright. (New York Times, 12/10/2006) Read More...

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Democracy Defeated
Missing from the Iraq Study Group’s report is serious reflection on the president’s goal of democratic development in the despotic Arab world. In addition, Perle adds that the conclusion that Syria an... 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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The ‘War on Terror’ after Five Years
The author discusses the progress on the War on Terror and explains its role in the 2006 US midterm elections. By Philip H. Gordon. (Brookings Institution, November 2006) Read More...

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From Beirut to Gaza: Israel’s Neighbors in the Aftermath of War
The author discusses the consequences of the recent Israel-Hezbollah conflict and examines the role of the resistance doctrine throughout the region. By Ehud Yaari. (Washington Institute for Near Ea... Read More...

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Jordan: Postponing the Elections?
The author discusses the possibility that the 2007 parliamentary elections in Jordan could be postponed. By Marc Lynch. (Abu Aardvark, 10/16/2006) Read More...

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Breaching Borders: The Role of Water In The Middle East Conflict
This piece examines the history of water conflict in the Middle East. By Isabelle Humphries. (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, 9/1/2006) Read More...

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Ending the Palestinian Political Stalemate: Abbas’ Electoral Option
The authors discuss the challenges that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas faces and suggest how he can purse a legal and democratic solution to end the current crisis. By Mohammed Yaghi a... Read More...

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Hezbollah’s Global Reach
The author discusses the potential threats that Hezbollah poses to the US in the Middle East and globally. Additionally, the author suggests how the US should respond. By Christopher Hamilton. (Was... Read More...

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