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Between Hamas and Hizballah- Israel’s Vital Interests
The author explains why the Israeli strategy of disengagement is both effective and necessary. Additionally, the author suggests that the current campaigns in Gaza and Lebanon are compulsory extensio... Read More...

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Israeli Offensive: Have Airstrikes Gone Too Far?
The author argues that Israeli airstrikes against Hezbollah are no longer effective and should be cut back drastically. By Michael E. O’Hanlon. (Brookings Institution, 7/21/2006) Read More...

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Syria and Iran: What’s Behind the Enduring Alliance?
The author explains why Syria and Iran have maintained a lasting alliance and discusses the involvement of both states in the current crisis between Israel and Hezbollah. By Daniel L. Byman. (Brooki... Read More...

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Casus Belli
The author rejects a traditional theory about the causes for problems in the Middle East. Instead, he suggests an alternative explanation and recommends greater pressure from the West to diffuse the ... Read More...

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U.S.-Oman FTA Promotes Freer Trade and America’s Strategic Interests
The authors explain why the free trade agreement with Oman is in the economic and strategic interests of the US. By Daniella Markheim and James Phillips. (Heritage Foundation, 7/13/2006) Read More...

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The Rogues Strike Back
The author explains the strategic rationale for the recent policy decisions of Iran, Syria, Hamas, and Hezbollah. By Robert Satloff. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 7/24/2006) Read More...

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Kuwait’s Elections Exacerbate Differences between Ruler and Parliament
The author argues that the recent parliamentary elections in Kuwait could lead to strained relations with the US. By Simon Henderson. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 7/5/2006) Read More...

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Hizballah Opens a Second Front
The author discusses the escalation of hostilities by Hizballah against Israel and suggests possible Israeli responses. By Michael Eisenstadt. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 7/13/2006) Read More...

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Iran and its Hezbollah Allies Escalate Their Aggressive Policies in the Middle East
The author discusses the Iranian involvement in supporting Hezbollah and suggests how the US should respond. By James Phillips. (Heritage Foundation, 7/13/2006) Read More...

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Hizballah: Learning to Live with Resolution 1559
The authors explain how Hizballah has responded to international pressures to disarm and also discuss the possibility of renewed sectarian violence in Lebanon. By Nicholas Blanford and David Schenker... Read More...

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Israel and Iran: The bonds that tie Persians and Jews
The author argues that close relations and cooperation between Israel and Iran are inevitable. By Stanley A. Weiss. (International Herald Tribune, 7/10/2006) Read More...

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Mediating Gaza- Dennis Ross’ Plan
The author describes the current crisis in Gaza and suggests how the Palestinians, Israel, and the international community can work together to bring it to an end. By Dennis Ross. (Washington Instit... Read More...

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Syria, Hamas, and the Gaza Crisis
The author discusses the Syrian role in the Gaza crisis and suggests how the international community should respond. By David Schenker. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 7/10/2006) Read More...

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Did Bush’s Democracy Plan Go Poof?
The author argues that the US has stalled in pressuring Egypt to liberalize its political system. By Max Boot. (Council on Foreign Relations, 7/12/2006) Read More...

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Jordan Looks Inward: The Hashemite Kingdom in the Wake of Zarqawi and the Hamas-Israel Clash
The author argues that Jordan can strengthen its regional position by investing in domestic political reform. By Samer Abu Libdeh. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 7/7/2006) Read More...

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It’s Decision Time for Palestinians
The author discusses the need to create a rift between the extremists and pragmatists within Hamas and suggests a way for Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas to do so. By Ben Fishman. (Washingt... Read More...

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Too Confused to Surrender
The author discusses the difficulty of assigning responsibility within the Palestinian Authority for the initiation of the recent crisis with Israel. Additionally, the author suggests how both Mahmou... Read More...

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Defense Pact: Syria and Iran Revive an Old Ghost
The author explains the significance of the Syrian-Iranian relationship. By Bilal Y. Saab. (Brookings Institution, 7/4/2006) Read More...

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Tracking Hamas’ Leadership: Insights into the Organization’s Structure and Evolution
The author discusses the struggle for power within the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Additionally, the author proposes a method that can be used to understand how Hamas will evolve. By Christophe... Read More...

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Can Hamas Be Tamed?
The author argues that despite initial indications of Hamas moderation, the prospects for long-term co-optation through political participation are unlikely. By Michael Herzog. (Washington Institute... Read More...

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Abbas and the future of Palestine
The author suggests several reforms of the Palestinian Authority that Mahmoud Abbas should initiate. By Henry Siegman. (International Herald Tribune, 6/27/2006) Read More...

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Israel’s return to Gaza: multiple motives
The authors explain why Israel has resumed major military operations in Gaza. By Ilene R. Prusher and Joshua Mitnick. (Christian Science Monitor, 6/29/2006) Read More...

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What Is Needed for Reconciliation in Iraq
The author describes Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s plan to end political violence in Iraq and also suggests other elements that should be included in the reconciliation process. By James Phi... Read More...

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Abbas, Hamas, and the Referendum Trap
The author discusses how Hamas has effectively dealt with Mahmoud Abbas’ pursuit of a referendum on the Palestinian National Accord and has emerged stronger. By Mohammad Yaghi. (Washington Institut... Read More...

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Why Gaza attacks are deadlier
The author explains why recent Israeli military operations in Gaza have led to increased Palestinian civilian casualties. By Ilene R. Prusher. (Christian Science Monitor, 6/23/2006) Read More...

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National Unity in Iraq- As One Government or Three?
The author suggests that the introduction of a federalist system in Iraq will only lead to increased violence. By Sinan Antoon. (Middle East Report Online, 6/26/2006) Read More...

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One Year after the Cedar Revolution: The Potential for Sunni-Shiite Conflict in Lebanon
The author describes the rise of Sunni radicalism in Lebanon and explains why it is unlikely that Hizballah will conform to international pressure to demilitarize. By David Schenker. (Washington Ins... Read More...

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Policy Review
The author discusses how the Bush administration is lapsing in its promotion of democracy in the Middle East. Additionally, the author argues that the endorsement of stability over democracy is ultim... Read More...

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Persian populist wins Arab embrace
The author discusses how Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has gained support and approval in the Arab world. By Dan Morrison. (Christian Science Monitor, 6/21/2006) Read More...

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Explaining reality to Hamas
The author suggests how Arab and Islamic governments can help renew the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (International Herald Tribune, 6/18/2006) Read More...

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