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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus

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for the Middle East/Caucasus Region

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Rethinking Afghanistan
The author examines whether the Afghan war is winnable, if worth fighting at all. By Greg Bruno (Council on Foreign Relations, 09/01/2009) Read More...

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No Expansion vs. Freeze
The Obama Administration's demands for a complete settlement freeze in the West Bank have proven to be more divisive than hoped. (The Washington Institute, 08/07/09) Read More...

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The Israel-Hezbollah War of Words
The author examines the possibility of violence occurring between Hezbollah and Israel rather than a continuation of only war of words. (Hudson Institute, 8/18/2009) Read More...

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Israel-Palestine: Solving The Refugee Question
A solution to the Palestinian refugee problem is a vital component of any durable peace agreement in the region. It seems impossible - but it can be done, says David Gardner. (Open Democracy, 08/17/20... Read More...

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Fatah Congress: A Victory for Abbas
Fatah's recently concluded General Congress appears to have overcome party divisions and renewed its leadership. By Mohammad Yaghi (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 08/13/2009). Read More...

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Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Iran's Response to the Internet
Documentation and analysis of Iran's extended history of suppressing free expression through strict regulations over internet users as well as arrest, detention and torture of bloggers. (Iran HRDC, 08... Read More...

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Rhetoric and Reality: Turkish Politics Inside and Out
The debate about Turkey's foreign policy in Washington centers around whether Turkey is anchored to the West as it strengthens its regional ties or whether Turkey is intent on creating a second bloc, ... Read More...

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Order Out of Anarchy: The International Law of War
Anderson and Gifford identify ‘the law of war’ as a system of norms through which the destructive aspects of conflict are mitigated. Their argument relies on the realist assumption of an anarchic sys... Read More...

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The Global Economic Crisis: How Much is the Persian Gulf Worth Now?
Despite projections in late 2008 that the Persian Gulf states had the cash and the incentive to cushion the regional impact of the financial crisis, evidence is mounting that the region is far from be... Read More...

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Syria and Turkey Deepen Bilateral Relations
Bilal Y. Saab examines the regional context within which the military exercise between Syria and Turkey was conducted. (The Brookings Institution, 05/06/2009) Read More...

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Understanding Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah
Essay makes a comparative study of al Qaeda and Hezbollah, considering their ideological origins, justifications for terror, and overall objectives and tactics. By Jordan E. Barber (e-IR, 07/06/2009) Read More...

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The Archaeology of Iran’s Regime
The uprising in Iran against the stolen election exposes the true character and intentions of a regime that seeks to rule without and against its people, says Mahmood Delkhasteh. (Open Democracy, 07/0... Read More...

IA Forum Interview: Prof. Douglas P. Fry
IA Forum Interview: Prof. Douglas P. Fry
IA Forum speaks with Professor Douglas P. Fry about his book Beyond War, an... Read More...

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The Supreme Leader
The article focuses on the role of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as well as other major leaders since the revolution and reflects how their power struggle is influencing the current c... Read More...

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Ignore All the Iran Experts
Predictions about Iran are a dime a dozen these days. And that's exactly what they're worth. By Charles Kurzman (Foreign Policy, June 2009) Read More...

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Iran Shaken by Electoral Earthquake
Whether the hardliners can consolidate their coup and purge their rivals or the reformist, push back to reassert their rights; from now on Iranian politics is going to operate within different paramet... Read More...

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Analysis: Why was PA reaction to Netanyahu's speech so harsh?
Palestinian leaders react harshly to Netanyahu's speech because they feel Obama's support enables them to be more politically defiant, rendering a peace agreement increasingly elusive. Khaled Abu Toam... 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...

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Karabakh: Is War Inevitable?
Armenia and Azerbaijan's dispute over Nagorno Karabakh could erupt in war at any time, warns Wayne Merry. (Open Democracy, 05/22/2009) 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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Crisis of Value
Paper that examines the current global financial crisis and bailout. By Darlington Chisenga. (05/05/2009) 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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How Dangerous Are the Taliban?
The Taliban and al Qaeda may not pose enough of a threat to the United States to make a long war in Afghanistan worth the costs, writes John Mueller. (Foreign Affairs, 04/15/2009) Read More...

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Don't Be So Sensitive, Mr President
Effective engagement with the Muslim world requires that President Obama prioritize truth over cultural sensibilities. By Christopher Hitchens (Slate, 4/13/2009) 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...

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Madagascar: Roots Of Turmoil
The coup that ousted Madagascar's elected president reflects political and social tensions related to the island's colonial legacy, says Stephen Ellis. (Open Democracy, 03/23/2009) Read More...

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