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Social Media: Middle East/Caucasus

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for the Middle East/Caucasus Region

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It's the Oil, stupid!
US policy in Iraq comes close to a pronouncement that we invaded you so that we can control your country and have privileged access to your resources, writes Noam Chomsky. (Khaleej Times, 07/08/2008) Read More...


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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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Georgia and Russia: Clashing over Abkhazia
The dispute in the South Caucasus is now in a new and dangerously confrontational phase. All sides need to recognise the risks in current policies, cool their rhetoric and take some pragmatic steps to... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Kenneth Ballen
IA-Forum Interview: Kenneth Ballen
IA-Forum speaks with Kenneth Ballen, president of Terror Free Tomorrow: The Center for Public Opinion, about his organization's latest polling research. IA-Forum (05/18/2008) 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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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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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...


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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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Case Closed: The Debate about Global Warming is Over
Greenhouse gases are an air pollution problem, and in the past have cost significantly less to fix than projected, while declining faster than expected. This gives cause to hope that artificial greenh... Read More...


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Global Warming: Who Loses--And Who Wins?
If Earth's climate changes meaningfully, there could be broad-based disruption of the global economy unparalleled by an event other than World War II. Huge sums will be made and lost if the global cli... Read More...


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Afghan refugee crisis brewing
The author discusses the efforts of both Pakistan and Iran to evict its Afghani refugee populations and argues why this could be dangerous both internally within Afghanistan and on the regional level.... 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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Olmert After Winograd: A Battle for Survival
The author describes the recent report detailing the poor performance of top Israeli officials in last summer’s war against Hezbollah, its effects on the future of Prime Minister Olmert, and the likel... Read More...


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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...


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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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