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IAF Editorials: Hotspots: Middle East

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How to Pull Turkey into the Anti-ISIL Coalition
How to Pull Turkey into the Anti-ISIL Coalition

Turkey has been pressured by the West to join the coalition against ISIS. Now that the elections are over and its hostages have been freed, it might just happen.  By Murat Ulgul.  (f... Read More...



'Moral blackmail' still stifles debate on Israel
'Moral blackmail' still stifles debate on Israel

Accusations of anti-Semitism against those who criticise Israel aim to curb debate on its crimes against Palestinians. By Abukar Arman (first appeared in Al Jazeera). (08/16/2014)

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I Stand for Humanity
I Stand for Humanity

The author calls on the American Jewsih community to take another look at the Palestinian humanitarian crisis. By Rebecca Harris. (08/11/2014)

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US Policy Options for Iraq and the ISIS Threat
US Policy Options for Iraq and the ISIS Threat

Recent development in Iraq leave the US in a precarious place.  What are its options? By Andrew Kelly.  (07/04/2014)

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The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests
The Fall of Mosul and the Resulting Convergence of U.S. and Iranian Interests

Is Baghdad next on the path of ISIS? By Lefteri John Christodulelis. (06/24/2014)

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Iran Nuclear Deal: On the way to political transformations or united for the political game?
Iran Nuclear Deal: On the way to political transformations or united for the political game?

What are the hopes for the Iran nuclear deal? By Serine Ayriyan. (12/15/2013)

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Holes and Corners
The Muslim Brotherhood in Holes and Corners

What's the status on Muslim Brotherhood's activities in the UK and Egypt? By Mohammed Salama. (11/26/2013)

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Not (Only) Assad’s Fault: The Military Effect in Syria
Not (Only) Assad’s Fault: The Military Effect in Syria
Would removing Assad actually change to the plight of Syria? By Ore Koren. (04/08/2013) Read More...


The Shi’a Precedent - A Focus on Iran in Syria
The Shi’a Precedent - A Focus on Iran in Syria
How does Iran play into the Syrian conflict? By Landon Shroder. (09/19/2012) Read More...


Syria and the Arab Uprisings: A Special Case
Syria and the Arab Uprisings: A Special Case
How do Russia, China and their allies in the Middle East (most notably Iran) play into the Syria and Arab uprising equation? By Yasir Kuoti. (08/21/2012) Read More...


The Road to Damascus from Baghdad
The Road to Damascus from Baghdad
Insider's view from Baghdad about the struggle for Syria and its implications. By Landon Shroder. (08/15/2012) Read More...


All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance: Admit Palestine to the UN
All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance: Admit Palestine to the UN
What are the implications of Palestine not being in the UN? What would it achieve? By Paul Parker. (05/21/2012) Read More...


Barack Obama: In search of the Jeffersonian legacy?
Barack Obama: In search of the Jeffersonian legacy?
Author presents argument that Barack Obama's recent speech in the Middle East signals a step toward Jeffersonian policy. By Michalis Orfanos. (06/05/2011) Read More...


Obama’s speech, Obama’s sorrows
Obama’s speech, Obama’s sorrows
Author analyzes President Obama's recent speech about the Middle East and its meanings. By Dmitri Titoff. (05/25/2011) Read More...


The Islamic Revolution That Won’t
The Islamic Revolution That Won’t
Author provides comparision between the 1979 Iranian revolution and the recent Egyptian revolution. By Nathaniel Markowitz. (05/04/2011) Read More...


Re-thinking Revolution in Egypt
Re-thinking Revolution in Egypt
Author presents questions about Egypt's revolution and democratization. By Patrick Corcoran. (03/17/2011) Read More...


The Second Move in the 2011 Genocide Obfuscation Gambit?
The Second Move in the 2011 Genocide Obfuscation Gambit?
Article, critical of Turkish politics that counter any success Armenians have achieved in their quest for recognition of the Turkish genocide of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915. By David Davidian. (03... Read More...


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Is There a Peaceful Solution to the Israeli/Palestinian Issue?
A review of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict proposal toward acheiving peace. By Bharat Vasudevan. (02/16/2011) Read More...


Benjamin Netanyahu Speech: An Analysis
Benjamin Netanyahu Speech: An Analysis
Author analyzes Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on the peace process on June 14 at Bar Ilan University, calling it innovative. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum. (06/19/2009) Read More...


President Barack Obama's Peace Plan for the Middle East?
President Barack Obama's Peace Plan for the Middle East?
Author explores U.S. peace plan for the Middle East and discusses means for positive U.S. foreign policy there. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum. (05/25/2009) Read More...


Thirty Years to the First Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty
Thirty Years to the First Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty
On the anniversary of the Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979, a reflection on its significance and influence. By Dr. Yoav J. Tenembaum (03/26/2009) 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...


Mubarak’s Awkward Posture
Mubarak’s Awkward Posture
Discusses Mubarak's uncomfortable position between Egypt's obligations to the US and increasing pressure at home. By Rafael Broch. (IA-Forum, 03/20/2008) Read More...


Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations
Back to the (Policy) Future, Or: The Vagaries of International Relations
Selling arms simultaneously to Saudi-Arabia and Israel is hardly new in America's foreign policy. But critics of this White House wonder how this new plan can be squared with the "Bush Doctrine". By... 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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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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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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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...


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Unilateral Folly
Author critiques Prime Minister Olmert's convergence plan. By Samuel Hyman. (IA-Forum, 09/01/2006) Read More...


Israel: Weakness in Strength
Israel: Weakness in Strength
As unlikely as Israel will take its foreign policy cues from Jesus via Pope John Paul II, the unrealistic hope for peace might well lie in the application of unrealistic policies. By Jens F. Laurson a... Read More...


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