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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus: Middle East

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for the Middle East/Caucasus/Middle East Region

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Under the Veil of Ideology: The Israeli-Iranian Strategic Rivalry
The author argues that both Iran and Israel portray their rivalry in ideological terms in order to conceal their strategic competition. By Trita Parsi. (Middle East Report Online, 6/9/2006) Read More...

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Deterring and Containing Iran: A Near-Inevitable Task
The author explains why the deterrence and containment of Iran is both necessary and unavoidable. By Patrick Clawson. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 6/8/2006) Read More...

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The Palestinian National Accord: Consensus at Any Cost
The authors argue that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ call for a national referendum will be ineffective in renewing the peace process and establishing national unity. By Ben Fishman ... Read More...

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The Dangers of a Middle East Nuclear War
Author explores the repercussions of nuclear war in the Middle East. By Michel Chossudovsky. (Global Research, 2/17/2006) Read More...

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The Death of Zarqawi: Organizational and Operational Implications for the Insurgency
The author discusses how the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will affect al-Qaeda in Iraq and the insurgency. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 6/8/2006) Read More...

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Will America Attack Iran?
The author explains why an American attack on Iran is unlikely. By Philip H. Gordon. (Brookings Institution, June 2006) Read More...

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Iranian Azeris: A Giant Minority
The author discusses the status and treatment of Iranian Azeris, a large minority in the Islamic Republic. By Ali M. Koknar. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 6/6/2006) Read More...

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At What Cost Israel-China Ties?
The author discusses how increasing ties between China and the Jewish state are serving to undermine and weaken the American-Israeli relationship. By P.R. Kumaraswamy. (Middle East Forum, Spring 200... Read More...

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Limbo by Veto
The author describes a complex and inefficient Iraqi political system that is in desperate need of reform. By Nibras Kazimi. (Hudson Institute, 6/7/2006) Read More...

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Facing Iran’s Challenge: Safeguarding Oil Exports from the Persian Gulf
The author explores the possible meanings and implications of the Iranian threat to disrupt the shipment of energy from the Persian Gulf. By Simon Henderson. (Washington Institute for Near East Poli... Read More...

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Iran: International Pressure and Internal Conflict
The author discusses the domestic discontent with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. By Mehdi Khalaji. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 5/24/2006) Read More...

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The Begin Doctrine at 25
The author argues that while the Begin Doctrine succeeded in Iraq it may not yield the same results in Iran. By Gerald M. Steinberg. (Jerusalem Post, 6/4/2006) Read More...

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How to Boost Middle East Democracy
The author suggests several policy prescriptions that the US should follow in order to most effectively promote democracy in the Middle East. By Dennis Ross. (Washington Institute for Near East Poli... Read More...

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Assad State of Affairs: Syria’s Dictatorship Survives to Fight Another Day
The author describes how US pressures on Syria have been largely ineffective as the Baathist regime has maintained its previous practices. By David Schenker. (Washington Institute for Near East Poli... Read More...

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Taking the wrong steps in Iraq
The author argues that the current US policies in Iraq will lead to continued violence, national disunity, and eventual civil war. By Thomas X. Hammes. (International Herald Tribune, 6/1/2006) Read More...

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Egypt, where farmers don’t seem to live anymore
The author discusses the critical need for comprehensive land reform in Egypt. By Maria Golia. (Daily Star, 5/27/2006) Read More...

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How UN Pressure on Hizballah Impedes Lebanese Reform
The author argues that western demands on Hizballah to halt its military activities perpetuate Lebanon’s political gridlock and hinder efforts to reform the country’s corrupt and inefficient system. ... Read More...

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Rising Tensions Between Turkey’s AKP and the Courts
The author discusses how the AKP’s antisecularist stance could lead to early elections in Turkey, which have the potential to threaten the party’s domination of parliament. By Soner Cagaptay. (Washi... Read More...

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A Policy for Promoting Liberal Democracy in Egypt
The author argues that in order to effectively promote democracy in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, the US needs to put direct pressure on regimes to liberalize their political systems and media... Read More...

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Securing Baghdad is a numbers game
The author argues that in order to secure and stabilize the Iraqi capital, the US needs to deploy more troops and security forces. By Max Boot. (Council on Foreign Relations, 5/24/2006). Read More...

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US could benefit from a give-and-take strategy with Iran
The authors argue that instead of continuing with ineffective multilateral pressure, the US should engage in direct negotiations with Iran. By Clifford A. Kupchan and Ray Takeyh. (Council on Foreign... Read More...

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Lending a Helping Hand
The authors suggest how the Bush administration can effectively respond to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s proposal in order to make a two-state solution possible and avoid renewed Israeli-Palest... Read More...

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Iran’s Motives and Strategies: The Role of the Economy
The author discusses the economic impediments that Iran will eventually face with its current nuclear policy. Additionally, the author argues that security inducements, rather than economic, will ult... Read More...

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Blaming Hamas Sidesteps Regional Realities
The author argues that blaming the election of Hamas as the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority is not useful in explaining why the peace process has become derailed. Rather, the lack of region... Read More...

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Iran's Friends Fend Off Action at the U.N. Security Council: Here's Why
The authors examine why Russia and China have protected Iran diplomatically at the United Nations Security Council from American and European criticism. The authors also suggest that based on Iran's ... Read More...

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As the Mideast Comes Apart, America and Europe Come Together
The author argues that several events in the Middle East have drawn the United States and Europe into a closer relationship. By Philip Gordon. (Brookings Institution, Spring 2006) Read More...

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Cautious Iran
The authors argue that while Iranian policy towards Israel may seem extremely hostile and threatening, it is actually fairly regulated and cautious. By Steven Simon and Ray Takeyh. (Christian Scienc... Read More...

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Syria: Has Assad Dodged a Bullet?
The author examines how Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has managed to avoid international pressure and consolidate his regime domestically despite being forced to withdraw Syrian troops from Lebanon... Read More...

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Arab Public Opinion and the Trial of Saddam Hussein
The author argues that the trial of former President Saddam Hussein has failed in aiding the process of healing and reconstruction in Iraq. Rather, it has merely served to reemphasize sectarian divis... Read More...

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A Realistic Idealism
Recent events in the Middle East have revived the old debate between foreign-policy realists and idealists. The former secretary of state advocates a blend of the two views. By Madeleine Albright. (Wa... Read More...

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